Student Leadership and Involvement Opportunities
Campus involvement is a crucial part in making the most of a student’s Xavier experience and preparing for the world beyond this University. Spring semester is an ideal time to become involved in the campus community for the upcoming academic year.
Many student organizations are looking for talented, energetic student leaders to add a fresh point of view to their club. Encourage your student to become active in one of the many groups at Xavier. Campus leadership opportunities are especially beneficial for first- and second-year students applying for internships or career-related positions because campus involvement stands out as a positive during job interviews.
Following is a list of possible leadership opportunities available to students:
• A Xavier Christmas Planning Committee: A committee of 10 students plans a Christmas experience for students from six local, less-fortunate elementary schools.
• Interlink Mentors: These peer mentors assist new international students with adjustment, including a special student orientation at the start of each semester. Mentors are active participants in Romero International Center programs and support activities to help new international students acclimate to life at Xavier and in the United States.
• Peer Leadership: This is a team of 15 students who teach their peers about leadership skills and issues through programs such as the Emerging Leaders Retreat, Advanced Leadership Institute, Xavier Leadership Newsletter, Club Olympics and more.
• Senior Board: These students plan and execute activities for University seniors throughout the year, but focus mainly on Senior Week events before graduation.
• Student Activities Council: This group of 30 students plans educational and social programming, including trips, dances, concerts, movies and more.
• Student Senate: The Senate is composed of 20 students who are elected to govern the student body for the academic year.
• Upper-class Ministry: Campus Ministry has a number of upperclass ministry teams that provide paths to help develop each student’s faith. These teams include MAGIS Student Advisory Board, Catholic Identity, Koinonia, Outreach, First Year, 10 p.m. Mass Team and Retreats.
• Xavier Action: This group plans community engagement and outreach for the campus, including Community Action Day, STAR and collaborative service events.
All groups hold their selection processes during the spring semester.
For more information about campus involvement opportunities and student leadership positions, contact the Office of Student Involvement in Gallagher Student Center, Room 320 or visit www.xavier.edu/involvement.