There are a variety of leadership opportunities available to students throughout the academic year. Feel free to browse this list, and keep your eyes open for other announcements from the Office of Student Leadership and Activities or Division of Student Affairs.
Every Fall, the Office of Student Leadership and Activities sponsors a Student Leadership Conference for all students (includes an opening keynote speaker as well as hands-on workshops) that helps students discover and develop their leadership skills, while learning of ways to get involved on campus. Presentations are facilitated by various administrators and established student leaders on campus and topics can range from Communication, Learning your Leadership Style, Listening Skills, How to Manage a Team, Time-Management, Steps to a Successful Program, How to Market Programs and Recruit Members, Crisis Management, Ethical Decision-making, and more! Registration for the Student Leadership Conference will open by the end of September and current club members, Fraternity and Sorority members, Resident Assistants, Discovery Program participants, Student Aides, SGA Senators, and all students interested in getting involved are highly encouraged to attend.
The Student Leadership Conference is scheduled for Saturday October 27th 2012 from 11am-3pm in the Student Center Theater. Registration will open September 2012.
The Leadership Summit occurs every Spring whereby a select group of interested students can sign up to attend this overnight Leadership Retreat. The retreat experience offers students the opportunity to get away from the challenges and demands of campus-life and spend time in the company of others, reflecting on the pillars and foundations of leadership and building their own skills for implementation in the future. The Leadership Summit is an incredible opportunity for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in this setting. Through team-building, role-playing, interactive workshops, and experiential learning, students will return to campus more connected, motivated, and prepared to live a legacy of leadership.
The Leadership Summit is scheduled for Saturday April 6th – Sunday April 7th 2013. A fee of $25 will be required for each participant, to be paid upon acceptance to the retreat. Applications are available here and are due Friday March 13th by 5pm in the Office of Student Leadership and Activities (260 Student Center). Space is limited so apply today!
Community Service Projects and Committees
Leadership is directly related to the ability and willingness to serve others. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities sponsor regular trips and service projects! Some of these leadership opportunities include the Midnight Run Committee, Alternative Spring Break, the Discovery Program, and more. For more information about these opportunities refer to the Community Service Programs and Opportunities section of the OSLA website, stop by OSLA (260 Student Center) or send an email.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Fraternity and Sorority Life community is an intimate family of students who exemplify true camaraderie, civic-mindedness, and leadership every day. Recruitment for a Greek-letter organization occurs each semester. For more information on how to get involved with a Fraternity or Sorority refer to the OSLA website, stop by OSLA (260 Student Center) or send an email.
Every summer a highly-trained group of student leaders represent Hofstra University and serve as role models for the incoming first-year students. The Orientation Leaders assist incoming students with the transition to academic and co-curricular life on campus.
During summer orientation, Orientation Leaders stay in the same residence halls as first-year students and lead them to sessions giving their perspective of college life. For more information about Orientation and becoming an Orientation Leader, send an email. Interest meetings are set up at the start of every spring semester.
The Discovery Program is a 5-day community service program for new students prior to Welcome Week each year. Discovery Leaders are upper-class students who are highly motivated to be “change agents” in their community. They want to lead by example and connect new students to the local communities. Any students who participated in the Discovery Program are eligible to apply to be a Discovery Leader in future years.
Welcome Week Leader/Coordinator
Each summer, a group of students lead the first-years through their first big week at Hofstra University. Welcome Week Coordinators work through the summer to plan the events of Welcome Week, and the Leaders have the opportunity to mentor and guide first-year students in their initial days on campus, connecting them to appropriate resources and easing their transition to college. For more information, send an email.
Student Government Association Senator or Delegate
Student Government Association Senators represent the entire student body, advocating for students’ needs and serving as a liaison between the administration and students. Senators are elected by the campus community to sit on the Student Government. Elections are conducted in April and October of each year, and positions are available until the Senate cap is filled. For more information, refer to the SGA website, http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/sga/index.html or contact email@example.com.
Admissions hires and trains tour guides each year to represent Hofstra to prospective students and their families. For more information, refer to the Admissions homepage http://www.hofstra.edu/Admission/index.html or contact the Undergraduate
Admissions Office, 516-463-6700.
Resident Assistant (RA)
RA’s work with the Department of Residential Programs who believe that living on-campus is an integral part of the college experience. The RA’s live and work on each floor of the residence halls, fostering healthy communication and promoting a sense of belonging within their residence hall and across campus. Each RA is a full-time student who has been selected for their leadership qualities and are able to help students navigate the campus community and available resources. To apply to be an RA, contact Residential Programs.