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Student Leader Applications

Steadfast with the mission of Rochester University and the Center for Student Life, the purpose of Rochester University’s Student Leadership Program is to engage students in the exploration of leadership theory and practice. Through meaningful leadership experiences, students will make a positive impact on the Rochester University campus and community as well as gain knowledge and skills to launch them into their post-graduate pursuits.

Students participating in the Student Leadership Program embodies the best of Rochester University and gain valuable experiences in areas such as public relations and marketing, oral and written communication, team building and the management of others.

We seek students that demonstrate the desire to develop: excellent interpersonal communication skills, enthusiasm for the university, leadership abilities, positivity, sound judgment, and reliability. A student leader’s responsibility includes serving as an ambassador for the University.  As ambassadors each student leader supports the university’s branding efforts by: being a positive representative of the college with everyone they meet, agreeing to share their experiences at Rochester University with institutional constituents and participating in internal and external institutional marketing efforts and promotions.

Students interested in participating in the Student Leadership program are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements as well as the responsibilities and expectations for the desired position. Student leaders are selected through a rigorous application and interview process that is conducted from January through March.

Compensation for Student Leaders is determined by individual financial aid packages and institutional awards.  The basic compensation is outlined in the specific position descriptions.


Student Leader Qualifications

  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with Rochester University
  • Exhibit an active and growing Christian faith
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the college, students, faculty, staff and co-curricular programming
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of the institution and its resources
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and written; as well as interactively through various technologies
  • Be willing to help students with personal concerns (including, but not limited to: housing, parking, social interactions, self-care, academic pressures, loneliness, etc.)
  • Demonstrate sensitivity/interest in diversity/cultural differences; ability to effectively communicate with a variety of personalities
  • Function effectively in a team environment
  • Exhibit strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities

Emerging Leader Responsibilities

  1. Be committed to the ongoing mentoring and leadership of students entrusted into your care
  2. Assist and engage in new student move-in day (Aug 28th) and Welcome Week (beginning Aug 28th).
  3. Attend and participate in RU’s Student Leadership Retreat March 27-29, 2020
  4. Participate in a minimum of 2 Crimson Days and training sessions the evening prior to the Crimson Day. Crimson Days will be held on: Wednesday, June 10; Wednesday, July 8; Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, August 6, 2020.
  5. Attend three approved leadership seminars per semester and submit a personal reflection assignment for each
  6. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings as determined in August training
  7. Arrive early to campus for scheduled Fall all-day training in August.

Fellow Leadership Responsibilities

  1. Commit to the ongoing mentoring and leadership of students entrusted into your care
  2. Spend 1 hour per week support the efforts of Rochester University’s Admissions Office through the Fall and Spring semesters. Admissions responsibilities may include: making phone calls, writing notes, conducting campus tours, attending Warrior Fridays or attending off-campus admissions events
  3. Participate in two outward facing public relations events organized and sponsored by Rochester University’s Development Office. Examples may include: Partnership Dinner, President’s Circle of Honor, Fletcher Center Golf Outing, Homecoming, etc.
  4. Participate in a minimum of 2 Crimson Days and training sessions the evening prior to the Crimson Day. Crimson Days will be held on: Wednesday, June 10; Wednesday, July 8; Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, August 6, 2020.
  5. Attend and participate in RU’s Student Leadership Retreat March 27-29, 2020
  6. Attend three approved leadership seminars per semester and submit a personal reflection assignment for each
  7. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings during each semester
  8. Attend and participate in all-day training and planning sessions in August.
  9. Assist and engage in new student move-in day (Aug 28th) and Welcome Week (beginning Aug 28th).