Student Life

Student Leadership

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Our Leadership program engages students in the exploration of leadership theory and practice through the many opportunities and organizations on the Rochester University campus. Through leadership experiences, you’re given the opportunity to make a positive impact on the campus and surrounding community, and gain valuable knowledge and skills to support your post-graduate pursuits.

Students selected for Student Leadership embody the best of Rochester University and gain valuable experience in public relations and marketing, pastoral care, written and oral communication, team building, team management and much more.

Emerging Leaders

Student Life Emerging Leaders are critical in the process of shaping the student experience at Rochester University. As part of the Student Life Leadership program, emerging leaders participate in roles that support and advocate for campus-wide community building, academic pursuits, spiritual formation, health and wellness, social justice and community service. As student leaders engaged in nurturing a greater capacity for leadership in these areas, emerging leaders will develop the skills necessary to become among the most approachable, friendly, relational, and amongst the most successful RU students.

Emerging Leaders gain leadership and real work experiences in the areas of marketing, public relations, public speaking, branding, team building, pastoral care, and the management of others. Working in the Center for Student Life, all leaders are genuinely interested in the development and success of the college and the RU student experience.

Fellowship Leaders

Student Life Fellowship Leaders are at the heart and soul of Rochester University. As part of the Student Life Leadership program, each fellowship leader participates in one of four possible Leadership tracks; Student Engagement, Community Living, Spiritual Formation, or Student Care. As proven student leaders in these areas, Fellowship students are very approachable, friendly, relational, and amongst the most successful RU students on campus.

Fellowship Leaders gain leadership and real work experiences in the areas of marketing, public relations, public speaking, branding, team building, pastoral care, and the management of others. Working in the Center for Student Life and closely with the Admissions Office, Fellows are genuinely interested in the development and success of the university and new students.

Elevate Summer Camp

Rochester University has hosted the Elevate summer camp and its campers and counselors for 30 years. This camp and the relationships formed through it have been a blessing to the RU community. Rochester University will not be hosting an Elevate Camp in 2023, but we hope you will join us in 2024 as we introduce new summer programming.

We value the relationships built because of Elevate, each person who has volunteered at the camp, those who have sent their kids, and all of the alumni who have stayed connected over the years. We hope you will join us in remembering all of the spiritual growth, friendship building and special memories that were created during Elevate. We also hope you will continue to partner with us and support our new programming next summer.

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