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Campus Life

Whether you feel called to make a difference in the world or want to lead in your career field, our Student Leadership program will teach you to be an effective and compassionate leader. You can participate as an individual or as part of a student group. Either way, you will develop the skills, experience, and perspective needed to be a global leader in today’s world!

The best thing about being a student leader are the connections you make with other students. Being involved in leadership broadened my perspective and my circle of friends because that’s the goal: to build community. I also appreciate being involved in decisions that affect the whole university, like serving on the food service committee.
Elizabeth Long ‘19
Biology & Environmental Science major

Leadership Formation

Student leaders at USF, through a variety of positions, work to strengthen the campus community. As such, our Student Leadership Formation program reflects the university’s Catholic-Franciscan values, helping students develop skills and understanding in the following areas:

  • Christian charity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Global and local perspective
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Servant leadership
  • Vocational discernment

The Student Leadership Formation program includes a variety of training opportunities which are offered throughout the academic year, including:

  • Student Leadership Retreat
  • Training based on specific leadership position
  • Ongoing workshops and seminars
  • Semester retreats
  • Celebratory events, e.g., Pass the Torch, Annual Spring Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony

Leadership Positions at USF

On-campus student leadership opportunities include:

  • Resident Assistant
  • Orientation and Welcome Leader (OWL)
  • Peer Ministers
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Council
  • Multicultural Peer Educators
  • Student Athlete Leadership Team

Take the First Step!

Most Student Leadership positions are hired annually. Students can watch for announcements regarding the application process or inquire with the Director of First Year Experience & Student Leadership regarding a specific area of interest.


Kati Hultman-Schlabach
Director of First Year Experience & Student Leadership
[email protected]
260- 399-7700 ext. 6740