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Become a Leader

Leadership is one of the most valuable tools you can have throughout life and in your career—and college is the perfect place to spread your wings. Simmons gives women the chance to find their voice and leadership style so they graduate into confident, strong leaders in this male-dominated world. We offer a variety of leadership opportunities, from Orientation Leaders and First-year Experience facilitators to Student Goverment Officers and Peer Educators, just to name a few. Read on to find out how you can take the lead.

Student Leadership Positions

The Office of Student Life and Leadership has created the Student Leadership Selection Process to make it easier to apply for the following leadership positions at Simmons:

Residence Life:
  • Resident Advisors
  • Summer Resident Advisors
  • Conduct Board Members
Student Leadership and Activities:
  • First-Year Experience Student Facilitators
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Simmons 101 Student Facilitator
  • Student Finance Board Members
  • Student Organization Senator
  • SGA President
  • SGA Senate President
  • President of Internal Affairs
  • VP of Academic Affairs
  • VP of Communication
  • VP of Finance
  • VP of Finance-Elect
  • VP of Internal Affairs
  • VP of Marketing
  • VP of Student Affairs
  • VP of Inclusion and Diversity
Health Education:
  • Peer Educators
  • Student Health Educators
  • Wellness Ambassadors
Student Life
  • Women Changing the Face of Leadership Program Advisor
Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
  • Advanced Achievement in Community Engagement Participant
  • Student Director
  • Student Facilitator

To learn more about the positions and apply, visit the Student Leadership Positions page »

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program is great way to begin your journey towards becoming a leader at Simmons and beyond. It is a semester-long program for first-year and sophomore students who want to learn more about leadership.

Through weekly meetings led by student facilitators you will learn more about your personal leadership style and how you work in teams. You will put your leadership skills into action through a group project you will work on throughout the semester.  In addition, 6 evening plenary sessions will be offered throughout the semester (attendance at a minimum of 4 of these sessions is required for completion of the program). These plenary sessions will bring the entire ELP group together to hear guest speakers on topics such as Branding Yourself, Conflict Management, Women's Leadership, Leading & Managing a Diverse Group, Ethics, and Self-Motivation.

The exact schedule for the evening sessions will be available by the end of the fall semester; meeting times for small group cohorts will be selected upon admittance to the program.

Applications for the Emerging Leaders Program are now available and are due by Friday, December 13, 2013.

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Student Government

The Student Government Association represents the executive branch of the entire student body at Simmons. If you're interested in bringing about change, going into politics, creating great events, or just working with your fellow classmates, participating in Student Government is a great place to start. There are six committees within SGA: Awards/ Nominations, Election, Student Finance Board, Student Advisors on Multiculturalism, Academic Affairs, and Women's College Week Committees.

Student Organization Officers

With all the student organizations at Simmons, you'll be sure to find one to really get involved in, and joining the group's officers is a great way to get some leadership experience! Start by exploring all the organizations at Simmons on OrgSync, find one you enjoy, and check out the election requirements on their student group page.

Hall Councils

Hall councils are elected members who help govern each residence hall. Hall councils assist in formulating policy for their individual halls, bring matters of concern to the staff's attention, and provide social and recreational programs for the residents of their hall. All hall members are welcome to attend the regular meetings of hall council. Hall council elections will happen at the beginning of the fall semester.

Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony

The Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony is an annual event that honors student leaders and their contributions to the community. Nomination Packets for this year's Leadership Awards will be available and are due to the Student Government Association Mailbox (W-008). Pick one up in the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

Leadership Workshops

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities can work with you to create Leadership Workshops that meet your needs or the needs of your organization. If you would like us to create a workshop, training, or retreat, please contact a staff member in the Office.

Upcoming Workshops

We will be offering some specific open workshops in the Spring 2011. Please check back here for more information about these workshops. If there are any specific workshops you would like to see, please email us at us.

Leadership Resources

These documents are designed to help student leaders make effective programs, work effectively with offices, and connect with other helpful resources.

For leaders planning events:

Forms for approval

  • Funding Request
  • Media Request - Bring completed form to Tech Desk in the Library
  • Space Reservations
  • Request for University President

If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact Student Leadership and Activities by calling 617-521-2421.