Female student carrying a flag and participating in USF welcome weekend on campus.

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. Students in various leadership groups will have the unique opportunity to participate in this program and develop the skills, experience, and perspective needed to be a leader in today’s world!

I was inspired to take on a leadership position because of what my hall director said when I asked him why he did it. He told me it would make me a better version of myself. I see that happening now. I’ll be in situations where I have to try harder to make things work, not for myself, but for others. It’s very rewarding.
Jared Almeida ’24
Exercise Science major

Student Leadership Program Mission

USF’s Student Leadership program cultivates a community of competent leaders who develop their individual strengths, apply essential leadership skills and embody USF’s Catholic mission and Franciscan values.

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
  • Celebratory events

Leadership Positions at USF

On-campus student leadership opportunities include:

  • Intramural Coordinator
  • Justice Center Advocate
  • Orientation and Welcome Leader (OWL)
  • Resident Assistant
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA) Officer
  • Student Activities Council (SAC) Coordinator
  • Student Athlete Leadership Team Member
  • Student Government Association Member
  • Student Missionary

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