As a member of the Dean College community, you will have the opportunity to build your leadership skills and get involved by participating in clubs and organizations, as well as attending conferences to further advance your leadership skills.

Leadership Opportunities  

Dean provides several opportunities for you to get involved both on and off campus. The Bulldogs LEAD program offers a variety of opportunities for leadership development through conferences and workshops. There are also many ways for you to participate in leadership opportunities on campus. Scroll down to learn more.  

Bulldogs LEAD

Click on the below list of leadership clubs and organizations to learn more.  

Begin building your leadership skill set in a fun, interactive environment with your peers.

Emerging Leaders is an opportunity to begin building your leadership skill set in a fun, interactive environment with your peers. Each monthly workshop will consist of a facilitator and activities to delve into the topic.  Everyone will receive a staff mentor.  Open to all students.

Link to sign up: www.dean.edu/BulldogsLEAD 

 

Continue developing your leadership skillset and put into practice leadership skills.

Advanced Leaders is an opportunity to continue developing your leadership skillset and put into practice some of those skills.  Everyone will receive a staff mentor.  Open to students with some prior leadership experience or completion of the Emerging Leaders Program.*

Link to sign up: www.dean.edu/BulldogsLEAD 

 

A program to read and discuss a leadership book with peers.

Leading & Literature is a semester-long program to read and discuss a leadership book with peers.  Open to any junior or senior.

Link to sign up: www.dean.edu/BulldogsLEAD 

 

On-Campus Leadership Opportunities

Click on the list below to learn more about how you can advance your leadership skills on the Dean College campus. 

A conference with many sessions covering various leadership topics.

At the LeadUp Conference, discover sessions of various leadership topics. Open to all students, typically occurring in October and March. Open to all students. 

Join a club of interest on campus.

To view the list of clubs to join, visit: www.dean.edu/studentactivities. Open to all students. 

Lead a club of interest on campus.

Want to lead a club?  As a club executive board member*, you will organize meetings, create meeting agendas, recruit membership, oversee the implementation of events, and more! Open to sophomore, junior, and senior students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Become the voice of the students at Dean College.

Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the students. Student Government Association Senators* will relay feedback from their peers, discuss ways to make improvements on campus, and serve on campus committees.

Elections are done in September for first-year students to apply for the current academic year and in March for all students to apply for the next academic year.  Link for application for first-year students to apply for this academic year 2019-2020: www.dean.edu/SGAfirst.  

Link for application to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year is www.dean.edu/SGAsenator and will be live in February. Open to all students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Lead the Student Government Association Senators and be the voice of the student body.

Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the students.  Student Government Association Executive Board* members will lead the senators, organize meetings, serve on campus committees, and have regular meetings with senior management to relay the concerns and suggestions from the senators.

Elections are done in March for the next academic year.  Link for application to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year is www.dean.edu/SGAeboard and will be live in February. Open to sophomore, junior, senior students.

*denotes required application or membership criteria 

Facilitate hearings and make recommendations for minor violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

The role of the Student Conduct Panel is to facilitate hearings and make recommendations with respect to determinations of responsibility and sanctions for minor violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Open to all students. 

Work to assist incoming students in the process of transitioning from high school to college.

Orientation Leaders* are spirited students who work to assist incoming students in the process of transitioning from high school to college. 

Interviews are conducted in February for the upcoming summer New Student Orientation. Open to sophomore, junior, senior students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Assist students in their academic transition at Dean College.

Peer mentors* are enthusiastic and compassionate and interested in assisting students in their academic transition at Dean College.  May be considered for internship credit or a volunteer leadership opportunity. Open to sophomore, junior, senior students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Assist with conflicts, refer students to the services of different college departments, and serve on a campus-wide duty rotation.

Community Advisors* live in the residence halls and create community by maintaining regular contact with residents, assisting with conflicts, referring students to the services of different college departments, and serving on a campus-wide duty rotation.

Interviews are conducted in February for the next academic year. Open to second-semester first year, sophomore, junior, senior students.

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Develop leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills among your team.

Team athletic captains* help develop leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills among their team.  This role requires a commitment and discipline to be an example for not just teammates, but the community at large. Open to sophomore, junior, senior students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Give tours to prospective students and families.

Student Ambassadors* give tours to prospective students and families. An additional leadership opportunity is serving on the Student Ambassador Leadership Team which involves coordinating tour training, assisting with event planning, along with overseeing Social Media campaigns and other communications with the entire staff. Open to all students. 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Be recognized for your academic and professional success as an honor society inductee.

Dean College offers a variety of potential honor societies* for students to be inducted into. These include: National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS), Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Chi Alpha Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). 

*denotes required application or membership criteria

Listen to speakers that inspire and aid in your leadership development.

Keep your eyes open for advertisements for leadership speakers throughout the year open to all students. Open to all students. 

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