Leading the Way for Tomorrow
Pursuing a student leadership role at the University of Saint Francis isn’t just about getting involved on campus and having fun. It’s also an excellent way to learn more about yourself, better understand others, and boost your professional competencies.
Our Student Leadership Program cultivates a community of competent, compassionate leaders who develop their individual strengths, apply essential leadership skills, and embody Saint Francis’s Catholic mission and Franciscan values.
Leadership Development for College and Career Success
Students in specific hired and elected leadership roles have access to a unique, unified curriculum that enriches their Saint Francis academic experience—and prepares them for the future.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
Refine your leadership skills through various workshops and seminars throughout the academic year. Offerings change from year to year, but our workshop rotation includes topics like social change, emotional intelligence, and contemporary challenges of leadership.
Becoming a campus leader is an investment in yourself and your community, and we’ll help you be the best leader you can be—now and in the future—with training designed for your specific role, whether you’re leading in residence halls or on the field.
Come together with leaders from all over campus for a fall retreat in the great outdoors. During this action-packed weekend, you’ll learn a lot about leadership and collaborating with others—and have plenty of time for fun and games.
Leaders in Action
Meet biology major Aunzhanay Montgomery, who took on several leadership roles on campus, including serving as an RA, vice president of the Student Government Association, and president (and founder) of the Black Student Association.
Leadership Positions at Saint Francis
Saint Francis students can lead their peers and serve the university community in roles such as:
- Intramural Coordinator
- Justice Center Advocate
- Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leader (OWL)
- Resident Assistant (RA)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA) Officer
- Student Activities Council Coordinator
- Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT)
- Student Government Association (SGA) Member
- Student Missionary
Most paid student leadership positions at Saint Francis are filled annually, typically in each spring semester for the following school year. Other roles are by election.
How to Find Leadership Opportunities
Learn about openings for paid and volunteer roles in many ways, including posters and fliers around campus, emails from Student Affairs, and from sponsoring offices such as Residence Life, Campus Ministry, Athletics, First Year Experience, and The St. Benedict the Moor Justice Center.
“I got involved in campus leadership because I looked up to the student leaders I met. I’m a member of the Student Activities Council and an Orientation Leader. I love being an outlet for other students and helping them succeed. Saint Francis taught me how to support and serve my community and that’s something I’ll take with me into my pharmacy career.”Robert Hofferth ’23 Chemistry
“Without Saint Francis, I wouldn’t be where I am. All my experiences in undergrad leadership inspired me for my career. I was an RA, Peer Mentor and Student Activities Coordinator—and I loved it. This helped me discover my true career path in student affairs.”Emily Napier ’20 M’22 Resident Director at the University of Puget Sound
Trinity Hall 109