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Student Leader Opportunities

The Honors College will be seeking outstanding student leaders to serve as Changemaking Mentors for the 2024-25 academic year. Honors College student leaders have the opportunity to:

  • Further develop leadership, teambuilding, public speaking, and event planning skills
  • Meet and work with community leaders, University staff, and administration
  • Use creativity to help support the mission of the Honors College
  • Become part of a tight-knit community of fellow student leaders
  • Utilize and improve time management and organizational skills
  • Receive a modest payment (taxed income)
  • Model the latest in student leader apparel – Honors College gear included!

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  • Must be an Honors College student in good academic standing (not on continued probation) as defined by Honors College school of enrollment
  • Must be actively progressing towards completing Honors College requirements, including HC Serves hours and Capstone proposal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse students, staff, and faculty
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects
  • Demonstrated desire to learn and develop new skills

Important Dates and Required Training (2024-25)

  • Attend Virtual Residential Student Leader Training on Tuesday, May 14 from 10:30am-12pm
  • Move in early on Saturday, August 24
  • Attend In-Person Residential Student Leader Training from Sunday, August 25-Monday, August 26
  • Assist with Welcome Days preparation on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26
  • Support Honors College Welcome Days events from Tuesday, August 27-Friday, September 6
  • Attend Fall Student Leader Summit on Friday, August 30
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Attend Spring Student Leader Summit on Monday, January 20, 2025
  • Support all official Honors College events on an as-needed basis

Apply for a Changemaking Mentor for First-Year Students Position

Honors College Changemaking Mentors for First-Year Students are live-in, part-time student leaders within the Honors College residence hall. Changemaking Mentors for First-Year Students work to support first-year Honors College students in their transition to college life through academic success mentoring, collaborating with Honors College faculty and staff, and supporting the overall mission of the Honors College first-year experience. The Changemaking Mentor for First-Year Students position offers students an opportunity to work in a team to develop their personal leadership and organizational skills while creating and facilitating exciting programs and out-of-classroom activities for Honors College students. Together, these individuals work collaboratively to establish and build community while facilitating communication among students, faculty and staff.

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Apply for a Changemaking Mentor for Continuing Students Position

Honors College Changemaking Mentors for Continuing Students live and serve alongside their peers by developing and executing programs designed to promote academic excellence, service learning, social justice/diversity, global awareness, leadership, and collaboration. Changemaking Mentors for Honors Communities work with the Honors College staff to foster a sense of community among all honors students residing in their respective communities and promote the Honors College’s mission of curiosity, knowledge, and purpose. 

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Other Student Leadership Opportunities

If you're looking for other ways to become a student leader, visit the Student Leadership Opportunities page.