Student leadership positions exist across campus within different offices and services. Formal positions include:
- Admissions Ambassadors: Student Ambassadors assist in the recruitment efforts of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Student Ambassadors are the “face of Marymount” to most, if not all, prospective students. The students work both as a group and independently showcasing the University, answering questions about the school through their tours, phone calls, emails, and assisting with daily admissions operations. This position is for students who are representative of the University as a whole through their personal and academic achievements, as well as their commitment to promoting Marymount University as a dynamic learning community.
- Community Assistants: Community Assistants are integral to the Residential Life program. They are responsible for the successful provision of programs and services that contribute to student academic, personal, and professional success. They encourage student involvement and leadership in an assigned community in support of the university’s academic mission.
- Orientation Leaders: Orientation Leaders assist new students in the transition to Marymount by offering mentorship and guidance during the New Student Orientation program. They serve as a resource for new students, families, and friends, as well as provide important information regarding how to successfully engage and succeed at Marymount. Students are eligible to apply as an Orientation Leader after successfully completing 12 credits at Marymount. The application process takes place in the Spring semester.
- Peer Mentors: Peer Mentors help all new undergraduate students transition to the University. Peer mentors help new students learn more about Marymount, answer questions, plan activities, and help them get connected to their new community. Peer mentors collaborate with Discover101/201 instructors to create ways of informing students on the subject matter and available campus resources.
- SaintsCare Ambassadors: SaintsCare Ambassadors are a team of student leaders within the Office of Wellness, Intervention, and Prevention that work to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risky behaviors through outreach, education, awareness, and programming. Additionally, SaintsCare Ambassadors guide students in accessing important resources on campus that address a wide range of health and wellness topics.
- Recognized Student Organizations: Within each club/organization, there are a variety of leadership opportunities available. For more information about specific club officer duties and application timeline, please contact the club leadership directly via their club email address.
- Association of Campus Events: The Association of Campus Events plans and implements a variety of events such as comedy nights, movies, theme parties, dances, music concerts, coffee houses, trips to off-campus events and places of interest, Family Weekend entertainment, and the annual semi-formal ball.
- Marymount University Student Government Association: The MU Student Government Association (MUSGA) exists to be the official representatives of the undergraduate student body; to provide a balanced forum for communication between students, faculty, administration, and outside community; to advance student opinions and concerns through legislative action; to encourage student involvement in the policy and decision-making processes of the University; to ensure a fair and representative judicial process; and to allocate the student activities fee.
- Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team: The Marymount University Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team is designed to prepare students to be disciples/leaders both on campus now and in the world after graduation. Student leaders are asked to serve for an academic year (August – May) commitment. Campus Ministry Student Leaders will be responsible for service, faith formation, prayer and worship, and outreach.
Question: How do I apply to be a student leader?
Answer: The application process differs by position.
- To apply for the Orientation Leader, Peer Mentor, and Community Assistant positions, please contact email@example.com.
- For information about the Admissions Ambassador position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For information about the Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team, please contact email@example.com.
- For information about the SaintsCare Ambassador position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For information about Recognized Student Organizations, please contact email@example.com.
- For information about the Association of Campus Events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For information about Marymount University Student Government Association, please email email@example.com.
Benefits of participating in leadership development?
When asked what they look for on a resume, most employers list leadership as one of the top attributes. Although many people consider leadership just a position or role, there are many other ways people can engage in the process of leadership without any assigned title. In addition to a great addition to your resume, leadership development also offers opportunities to learn valuable skills which can be applied throughout life; the chance to work with people from diverse backgrounds and ways of thinking; and access to a community of peer, faculty, and staff that share common goals. Some of the formal leadership positions also carry financial awards that can help offset the cost of tuition. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org