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Student Leader Opportunities

The Honors College will be seeking outstanding student leaders to serve as Changemaking Mentors (formerly Mentors in Residence and Community Liaisons) and Lead Ambassadors for the 2022-23 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 stipend (amount varies by position)
  • Model the latest in student leader apparel – Honors College gear included!

Join an Information Session!

  • Information Session: Friday, February 25 at 5:00pm - Zoom
  • Changemaking Mentor Panel: Monday, February 28 at 7:45pm - Zoom


  • 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 & 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

  • Attend Residential Student Leader Training on May 12, 2022 (Virtual)
  • Attend Student Leader Summit from August 29-31, 2022 (Tentative)
  • Support Honors College Welcome Days events from August 31-September 5, 2022 (Tentative)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Attend the Spring Student Leader Summit on January 16, 2023 (Tentative)
  • Support all official Honors College events 

Apply for a Changemaking Mentor for First-Year Students Position

Honors College Changemaking Mentors for First-Year Students (formerly Mentors in Residence) 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 Mentors for Continuing Students Position

Honors College Changemaking Mentors for Continuing Students (formerly Community Liaisons) 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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Apply for a Lead Ambassador Position

Honors College Ambassadors are current students who share their experiences and stories with prospective students and their families. Ambassadors volunteer in providing tours of the Honors College, connecting with prospective students at events such as showcases, open house, and other special on- and off-campus events. Lead Ambassadors facilitate the Ambassador recruitment process, schedule Ambassadors for various events, and assist with training.

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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.