Get Engaged

When a student asks, "What else can I get involved in?" or "What's next for me?" this page is designed to help you answer that question. While these opportunities are by no means everything an engaged student leader could take part in, they do represent opportunities for higher levels of engagement and/or leadership. The engagement opportunities on this page are from both inside and outside the Division of Student Affairs, and where possible there is a link to the application or more information page. Deadlines and other information are subject to change; always contact the host department for the latest updates. 

Remember, students also benefit from engagement via student employment; consult Handshake for the latest job postings. And you can always refer students to OwlLife to find the student organization that is right for them.

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      Club Sports Executive Council

      The mission of the Club Sports Executive Council is to act as a student advisory group for the club officers and club participants to the Club Sports Staff. The Executive Council is in place to award a leadership position for a selected group of club representatives to serve as ambassadors on behalf of the Club Sports Program. The Club Sports Staff seeks an odd number of members on the Executive Council consisting of no less than five and no more than seven current representatives. Additionally, the members of the Executive Council will consist of officers from varying sports: field sports, indoor sports, off-campus clubs, and/or individual/dual clubs in order to provide diverse feedback that will represent the best interest of each club and the program as a whole. The Executive Council member position is a one-year commitment with an option to renew an individual appointment.

      Department:
      Department of Sports & Recreation

      Requirements:

      • Exhibited leadership, organization, level of commitment, and proper communication within their role for their respective club. 
      • Currently enrolled KSU student
      • Current member of an active, non-Provisional KSU Club Sport
      • Club representative in good standing with their respective KSU Club Sport
      • The representing club is in good standing with the Club Sports Staff.
      • Only one representative per club is eligible to serve on the Executive Council for each academic year term

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      1-2 hours; we hold 30 minute meetings every two weeks. Outside the meetings we ask the group to assist with planning of various events throughout the year to assist with the program operation.

      Deadline(s):
      No, apply at any time

    • RSO Advisory Board

      The mission of the Kennesaw State University Registered Student Organization (RSO) Advisory Board is to enhance the student experience through involvement in RSOs and to support the goals of the Department of Student Activities and RSOs by serving as representatives of the student body.

      Department:
      Student Activities

      Requirements:

      • Must maintain active membership in their RSO for the term of this role.
      • Must be able to serve for one (1) academic year.
      • Student members must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
      • On- and off-campus advisors must advise RSOs from different categories

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Spring

      Hours per Week:
      1-2

      Deadline(s):
      Applications are due toward the end of the spring semester for the following academic year.

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      Student Advisory Board

      Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Student Advisory Board (SAB) was created to support campus-wide mental health initiatives and input into CPS programs and services. We strive to have a group that is representative of the KSU student body, so we welcome students of all ages, classifications, and residential status. Additionally, we want students who represent a diverse range of identities and affiliations such as veterans, athletes,international students, the LGBTQ community, and communities of color. The CPS Advisory Board will serve as a vital connection between CPS and the campus community.

      Department:
      Counseling & Psychological Services

      Requirements:

      • Enrolled as a KSU undergraduate or graduate student.
      • Submit an application and agree to participate in an in-person interview.
      • Commit to attending monthly meetings for the term of one academic year.
      • Approach the role with an open mind and willingness to think creatively to provide CPS with feedback about services.
      • You do not have to be familiar with CPS services to participate, but it is important to be open and interested in learning more.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      4-5 hours

      Deadline(s):
      Applications are accepted in early Spring semester and are generally due by the end of March. Interviews in April.

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      Career Ambassadors

      Students in the Career Ambassador program participate in a year-long (Fall through Spring) experience where they receive specialized, in-depth professional development training, work with the Department of Career Planning and Development to deliver key events and services, and promote career planning and preparation among their peers. It's a great volunteer experience that allows students to grow their professional skills and hone their job-seeking abilities while influencing the development of new student-facing resources and programs from the Department of Career Planning and Development.

      Department:
      Career Planning & Development

      Requirements:
      To qualify, students must have Sophomore status (30 credit hours or more) and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      2-5

      Deadline(s):
      Applications will be available in Handshake and will open at the beginning of March and close at the end of the month.

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      Cultural Council Program (CCP)

      The Cultural Council Program (CCP) at KSU consists of high achieving KSU students who are recruited to join the program and expand their knowledge of intercultural competence.CCP members are trained to facilitate peer-to-peer cultural competence workshops and activities. CCP members are paired with a Center coordinator based on interest and desire to learn and they assist the Center Coordinators in the planning, coordination, and execution of the various Heritage Months and Weeks that the CCC celebrates. Members are also pivotal in assisting in the planning, execution, and promotion of CCC's campus-wide events, such as the Diversity Week, and Mosaic Celebration.

      Department:
      Cultural & Community Centers

      Requirements:

      • Be in good academic standing
      • Be a full-time KSU student, who has completed at least 12 credit hours at KSU
      • Commit to the program for the full Spring semester.
      • Attend the 2-day training
      • Attend bi-weekly training sessions/meetings throughout the Fall and Spring semester
      • Co-facilitate one workshop
      • Be assigned to at least one Center
      • Assist with CCC campus-wide initiatives

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      5

      Deadline(s):
      Application are normally posted at the beginning of each semester with selection and training taking place three times during the academic year at the end of spring, summer, and fall semesters.

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      International Peer Leaders

      The International Peer Leader Program (IPLP) at KSU consists of high achieving KSU students who are recruited to come and share their experiences and expertise with new international students, particularly during orientation. As student leaders, Peer Leaders train and volunteer at the International Student Orientation to help the new students acclimate. Peer Leaders also mentor our new students and share tips to becoming successful at KSU. Additionally, they keep in touch with new students throughout their first semester at KSU and provide support for additional questions, comments, and concerns.

      Department:
      Cultural & Community Centers

      Requirements:

      • Be in good academic standing
      • Be a returning, full-time KSU student
      • Be available for training (a week before International Student Orientation Days)
      • Commit to the Program for the full semester and be available to lead one workshop (Fall semester) and to attend the meet and greet event (Spring)
      • Attend few on-campus events throughout the semester and encourage the new students to attend and/or get involved on campus as well!

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      Varies

      Deadline(s):

      • New Peer Leaders Recruitment: April-May.Peer Leaders Interviews: June
      • Training: July
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      Civic Engagement Team Lead

      Civic Engagement Team- The Civic Engagement Team (CET) is a group of students that are civic-responsible and want to create awareness at KSU of the election process, increase voter registration, and educate students about issues and policies that relate to college students. Also, focusing on policies that affect you as a student. Leads will be able to: Attend and participate in ALL training virtual and in-person  Plan and implement "What's the Tea" on Democracy Initiative and Democracy Wall programming Plan and complete at least 4 election engagement programs or events Compose and submit a post-election report summarizing activities and accomplishments.   Assist in planning and meeting efforts of the OwlEction Campaign and/or Constitution Week efforts  Organize Voter Registration efforts  Recruit students for CET Volunteers  Marketing and promotion for CET programs and event

      Department:
      Department of Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:
      at least a 2.5 GPA and be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      5

      Deadline(s):
      September 8, 2021

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      Exchange Leaders Lead

      The Exchange Leaders will create programming and off-campus experiences that are centered around specific social issues such as poverty, hunger, and homelessness, equality and justice and so much more!

      Students will participate in, pioneer, and plan:

      • The Virtual Leadership Exchange- a program where students from the University of Tampa and Kennesaw State University focuses on social issues utilizing the 17 Global Goals .
      • Homelessness Awareness Week Sleep Out Challenge where participants will spend a night on Marietta's campus to raise awareness for homelessness. 
      • Participate and attend in ALL training virtually and in-person
      • Participate and assist with SLS Leadership Conference
      • Marketing and promotion for Exchange programs and events  
      • Active participation within the Atlanta Regional Center for Expertise (RCE)
      • Joining an Action Group
      • Signing up for the Mentoring program

      Requirements:
      2.5 GPA

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall

      Hours per Week:
      5

      Deadline(s):
      September 8, 2021

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      Geek Week Committee

      The annual Geek Week series of events is planned annually by a committee comprised of staff, faculty, and students. The committee meets roughly once a month from August through March, and has a significant role in the promotion and execution of Geek Week itself, which historically falls around mid-March. In addition to attending committee meetings, student participants may be asked to assist with committee work including creation of marketing materials, contacting potential sponsors/vendors/speakers, and other projects.

      Requirements:
      Must be a currently enrolled KSU student (part time okay, no GHC students, no dual enrollment). Must be willing to attend the committee meetings and Geek Week events

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      Less than 1

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at any time

    • Student Advocacy Peer Outreach Leaders

      The Student Advocacy Peer Outreach Leader is a student staff member in Student Advocacy who assists in the development of managing handle's on outreach and programmatic initiatives.  The goal is to attract and interact face-to-face to increase audience engagement, website traffic and involvement in our programs.

      Department:
      Student Advocacy

      Requirements:

      • Availability to work between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, Monday thru Friday.
      • Good standing with the University (both academic and disciplinary)
      • Excellent interpersonal skills.
      • Experience with using social media to build an audience.
      • Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team.
      • Ability to work independently and accept individual responsibility for projects or assignments.
      • Ability to effectively represent Student Advocacy to student organizations, campus departments, and outside vendors.
      • Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred but not required.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      7-8

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at any time.

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      Volunteer Ambassadors

      The Volunteer Ambassadors are a group of students who work together to plan and host service projects throughout the school year. This includes Service Saturdays, Homecoming, Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and more!

      Department:
      Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:

      • Preferably Sophomore or above.
      • Experience in event planning
      • Previous volunteer hours

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      5

      Deadline(s):
      There will be an application on Owl Life each Spring semester

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      College Panhellenic Council Recruitment

      Held the week before the fall semester begins, College Panhellenic Council's Structured Recruitment is held as the primary recruitment means to become a part of a College Panhellenic Council Sorority.

      Department:
      Fraternity & Sorority Life

      Requirements:
      2.5 GPA

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall

      Hours per Week:
      N/A

      Deadline(s):
      The exact date depends on the date of recruitment, but typically is open from April until the week before the event starts.

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      Interfraternity Council Recruitment

      Approximately two-three weeks into the semester, the Interfraternity Council hosts their "structured recruitment" process.  While not the only way to join the community, this is the  easiest way to meet each of our Interfraternity Council organizations to pursue membership.

      Department:
      Fraternity & Sorority Life

      Requirements:
      2.5 GPA

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      N/A

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at any time

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      The National Pan-Hellenic Council utilizes the Membership Intake Process (MIP) for interested students to gain membership into an organization. Intake is the term NPHC organizations and most MGC organizations use to bring new members into an organization. In order to participate in intake at Kennesaw State a student must attend NPHC Convocation, which generally takes place each Fall and Spring semester. This is an event for interested students to meet the organizations and learn more information about the intake process.Additionally, organizations host interest meetings throughout the year. In order to participate in the intake process, an interested student must have attended an accredited college of university for at least one semester and be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours the semester they plan to go through intake with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

      Department:
      Fraternity & Sorority Life

      Requirements:
      Convocation is open to any KSU student; however, they only have to attend once during their time at KSU.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      N/A

      Deadline(s):
      Registration for Convocation each semester is open for 30 days before the event.  Convocation typically is held the last Sunday of January and August.

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      Nature Bound Trip Leader

      Trip Leaders have the opportunity to guide small groups of people in hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing and other activities. Students begin in a volunteer status while that are in training and are able to advance and become paid for guiding activities. Through the process, students will be able to attend classroom training and experience in the field in these topics:

      • Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Hard Skills (camping, cooking, etc.),
      • Wilderness First Aid,
      • Professionalism,
      • Guide Training in specific areas (such as hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.)

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Manage risk of activities for each participant in their designated group.
      • Create programming for participants.
      • Teach camping skills and provide meals for participants.
      • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants, and patrons
      • Tabling events to promote the department or specific events

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
      Each trip type requires a level of relative knowledge, skills, and ability. For example, a kayaking guide must be able to perform water-based rescues. These requirements are outlined in detail in each section of the Outdoor Adventures Procedure Manual that pertains to the trip type.

      Department:
      Sports and Recreation

      Requirements:
      Students applying must maintain a 2.0 GPA, have experience on a Nature Bound trip, and have a love for the outdoors.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      3-10

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at any time

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      Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs)

      A Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leader (OWL) is a student who is trained and certified in developing, implementing, and evaluating health education programs for his/her peers.The Peer Health OWLs provide FUN interactive programs for students in classroom settings, fraternities, sororities, on-campus housing, and for student groups/organizations as well as health promotion campaigns on campus.

      Department:
      Health Promotion and Wellness

      Requirements:
      The Peer Health OWL program is limited to 15 students, and students are selected through a group interview process. We look at GPA and year in school.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      1-5

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at any time

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      Wellness Peer Mentor

      Wellness peer mentors are students trained on a wide variety of helping skills that will prepare them to coach students struggling with some of the top impediments to mental health and well-being on campus. Current wellness coaching topics include emotional well-being, healthy eating, physical activity, and nicotine cessation. This is a paid position.

      Department:
      Division of Student Affairs

      Requirements:
      None at this time.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      1-5

      Deadline(s):
      End of Semester

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      Engaged Owl Leaders

      The Engaged Owl Leaders (EOL) Program introduces students to fundamental leadership development concepts and provide a community for students in a small group setting. The EOL Program will introduce students to fundamental leadership concepts through a series of 10 experimental sessions developed and facilitated by SLS staff and Engaged Owl Leader Coordinators who are a part of the Advanced Leader League . EOL is a semester-long experience designed for first (freshman) and second (sophomore) year students interested in personal growth, friendship, and leadership development. The program also introduces you to leadership through a Leadership Weekend

      Department:
      Student Leadership & Service

      Requirements:
      Commitment and engagement throughout the semester is critical in order to have an enriching experience. Therefore, it is REQUIRED that participants attend the leadership development weekend and ALL sessions for the full 2 hour time period. Leadership Development Weekend10 Week Leadership Sessions***All sessions will take place on the Kennesaw campus. Participants will be assigned one day & time and will remain with the same group throughout the entire semester.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      2-4

      Deadline(s):
      Applications open up the first week of classes and typically close a week following Leadership Weekend

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      EOL (Engaged Owl Leaders) Coordinators

      EOL Coordinators facilitate leadership development sessions and provide a community for EOL participants in a small group setting. The EOL Coordinator time commitment is for a full calendar year.

      Requirements:

      • EOL Coordinators must be KSU Sophomores, juniors or seniors in a good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
      • Students must fill out an online application, have recommendation filled out on their behalf, and participate in group and individual interviews.
      • Students must successfully complete training before they begin their work as an EOL Coordinator.
      • Past participation in EOL is preferred.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:

      • Required time commitments include an intensive retreat and training in May, virtual training during the summer and a refresher in fall before classes start.
      • EOL Coordinators should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week between class and other responsibilities.
      • There is one required group meeting per month as well as monthly one on ones with the Program Coordinator.
      • EOL Participants are required to attend the leadership development weekend and ALL sessions for the full 2-hour time period.

      Deadline(s):
      Applications to apply open up during the month of March and April during SLS's Advanced Leader League Recruitment

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      Leadership Development Weekend

      A 2-day Fall Leadership Retreat Experience! Day 1 is where students discuss topics of leadership and participate in different leadership development activities (lead by Student Leadership and Service's Engaged Owl Leader Coordinators and Peer Leaders). Day 2 consist of a service project where individuals can earn volunteer hours through the VKSU platform and learn the importance of servant leadership (Lead by Student Leadership and Service's Volunteer Ambassadors).

      Requirements:
      Must be a KSU student

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      4-6 (once a semester)

      Deadline(s):
      RSVP for the events, which close a day or two prior to the event.

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      Leap Into Leadership Student Leadership Conference

      This annual student leadership conference encourages students to be involved at all levels.  In addition to attending the event , students can submit proposals to present and/or they can also be part of the planning and implementation of the larger conference.  Both presenting and event planning are valuable skills to add to a resume.

      Requirements:
      N/A

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Spring

      Hours per Week:
      1

      Deadline(s):
      The conference is typically the last Saturday in February so session proposals are due in early/mid February, BUT we need help on all levels at just about any time.

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      Odysssey LEAD Mentors Program

      The LEAD Mentors Program is comprised of student leaders within the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program who lead, train, and facilitate leadership and skill development for Peer Mentors while assisting in meaningful engagement activities for Mentees. LEAD Mentors facilitate small groups meetings throughout the semester focused on developing mentoring skills, sharing impactful strategies and building a strong network of student leaders on campus. LEAD Mentors engage program Mentees with community events, socials, and challenges. LEAD Mentors also are involved in service projects focused on building a strong community and promoting mentorship in the external community. LEAD Mentors will be working with the program to advance the Mentoring Curriculum, which will consist of developmental monthly meetings, events, activities and challenges that participating program Peer Mentors and Mentees will be working in throughout the Fall and Spring Semester.

      Department:
      Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:

      • Any student currently enrolled KSU student classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  
      • LEAD Mentors must have a GPA of 2.5 Students with ability to work with teams Oral and written communication skills are a must
      • Previous experience as a Peer Mentor or Mentee a plus (not required)
      • Must successfully complete Advanced Leader League Application and Interview Process

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      1-3

      Deadline(s):
      Application deadline typically by the end of March or early April each year

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      Odysssey Mentee

      A mentee is a new or transfer student who has been paired with a mentor in order to be advised, trained, or coached for collegiate success. Mentees are encouraged to become involved in goal setting, career development, and campus life activities. Serving as a mentee is voluntary, but requires specific responsibilities, which include:

      • Maintain a positive attitude
      • Seek advice from mentor
      • Seek advice from your academic advisor
      • Communicate progress and concerns with your mentor
      • Attend all classes
      • Participate in activities with mentor and other mentees
      • Communicate progress or concerns with parents or guardian
      • Look, listen and learn
      • Strive for success
      • Reach out to your mentor; let him/her know what's on your mind
      • Be aware of program incentives
      • Assume responsibility for your own professional growth & development
      • Set goals and make decisions to achieve those goals
      • Be receptive of constructive feedback
      • Utilize campus resources

      Department:
      Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:

      • Any new KSU freshman and transfer student in their first or second semester.
      • Any KSU student in need of a peer mentor

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      1-2

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at anytime

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      Odyssey Peer Mentor

      What is a Peer Mentor? A mentor is an experienced student who has volunteered to assist the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program because of their genuine interest in the educational and personal advancement of students. Mentors function as coaches, friends, and role models. The Role of a Peer Mentor Serving as a mentor is voluntary student leadership position, but requires specific responsibilities, which include:

      • Assist in the development of skills necessary for mentees to succeed in college
      • Guide the development of realistic career/academic goals and expectations
      • Motivate mentee toward achieving academic excellence
      • Create success through caring
      • Serve as a resource and referral person for the mentee and a positive role model, friend, and confidante
      • Encourage the mentee to interact frequently with his/her academic advisor and KSU personnel
      • Provide support, encouragement, and positive perspectives
      • Give feedback on observed behavior and report performance and concerns to program director
      • Establish and maintain ongoing contact with the program coordinator to discuss student progress and elicit feedback as needed to ensure success
      • Meet with the mentee at agreed upon intervals for feedback and planning
      • Maintain a log of mentor activities to be shared with the program staff
      • Encourage mentees to utilize campus resources

      Department:
      Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:

      Any student who has completed two semesters and who is willing to spend at least one hour twice a month during the semester with a new first year or transfer student is eligible to participate as a mentor. Mentors must have a GPA of 2.5 and not be on academic probation.

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Hours per Week:
      1-2

      Deadline(s):
      Apply at anytime

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      Professional Mentoring Academy Mentee

      The Professional Mentoring Academy connects sophomore, junior, and senior students to experienced professionals from the KSU Foundation, Alumni Relations, and campus Advisory Boards. Benefits for students include exclusive access to a robust network of professionals who are eager and willing to meet and share insight about life beyond college. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to mentor students on academic guidance, career advice, and personal development for an academic year. Mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one and group mentoring formats. Through a selective process, professional mentors and mentees will be matched based on career field, academic background, availability, and hobbies and interests.

      Student mentees will be recruited during the summer and a personal profile will be created for each available mentee. Mentee Profiles will be shared with Foundation Trustees, Alumni Relations, and various Advisory Boards throughout the university to identify appropriate mentor matches.

      Department:
      Student Leadership and Service

      Requirements:

      • Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Must be a currently enrolled KSU
      • Student meeting the classification of sophomore, junior, or senior level student for the upcoming school year.
      • Process:

      Semester(s) Offered:
      Fall and Spring

      Hours per Week:
      1-3 hours monthly

      The program commitment is one academic year. Mentor/Mentee pairs are expected to meet at least once per month through face-to-face, phone/video conferencing, or email contact to discuss areas of interest relevant to the mentees continued success as a young professional.In addition to the monthly meeting expectations, the mentor/mentee pairs will be expected to attend a series of scheduled mentoring events throughout the year. 

      Deadline(s):
      Early fall semester

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    Career Ambassadors

    Students in the Career Ambassador program participate in a year-long (Fall through Spring) experience where they receive specialized, in-depth professional development training, work with the Department of Career Planning and Development to deliver key events and services, and promote career planning and preparation among their peers. It's a great volunteer experience that allows students to grow their professional skills and hone their job-seeking abilities while influencing the development of new student-facing resources and programs from the Department of Career Planning and Development.

    Department:
    Career Planning & Development

    Requirements:
    To qualify, students must have Sophomore status (30 credit hours or more) and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    2-5

    Deadline(s):
    Applications will be available in Handshake and will open at the beginning of March and close at the end of the month.

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    Civic Engagement Team Lead

    Civic Engagement Team- The Civic Engagement Team (CET) is a group of students that are civic-responsible and want to create awareness at KSU of the election process, increase voter registration, and educate students about issues and policies that relate to college students. Also, focusing on policies that affect you as a student. Leads will be able to: Attend and participate in ALL training virtual and in-person  Plan and implement "What's the Tea" on Democracy Initiative and Democracy Wall programming Plan and complete at least 4 election engagement programs or events Compose and submit a post-election report summarizing activities and accomplishments.   Assist in planning and meeting efforts of the OwlEction Campaign and/or Constitution Week efforts  Organize Voter Registration efforts  Recruit students for CET Volunteers  Marketing and promotion for CET programs and event

    Department:
    Department of Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:
    at least a 2.5 GPA and be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    5

    Deadline(s):
    September 8, 2021

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    Club Sports Executive Council

    The mission of the Club Sports Executive Council is to act as a student advisory group for the club officers and club participants to the Club Sports Staff. The Executive Council is in place to award a leadership position for a selected group of club representatives to serve as ambassadors on behalf of the Club Sports Program. The Club Sports Staff seeks an odd number of members on the Executive Council consisting of no less than five and no more than seven current representatives. Additionally, the members of the Executive Council will consist of officers from varying sports: field sports, indoor sports, off-campus clubs, and/or individual/dual clubs in order to provide diverse feedback that will represent the best interest of each club and the program as a whole. The Executive Council member position is a one-year commitment with an option to renew an individual appointment.

    Department:
    Department of Sports & Recreation

    Requirements:
    Each academic year, the Club Sports Staff will identify potential representatives to fill vacancies for that given year. The Club Sports Staff seeks out representatives to serve on the Executive Council that have exhibited leadership, organization, level of commitment, and proper communication within their role for their respective club. The Club Sports Staff will reach out to these identified representatives to confirm their interest in serving as an appointed member for the Executive Council. The club representative reserves the right to decline the appointment request to serve on the Executive Council. Only one representative per club is eligible to serve on the Executive Council for each academic year term. Additional requirements are as follows: Currently enrolled KSU student; Current member of an active, non-Provisional KSU Club Sport; Club representative in good standing with their respective KSU Club Sport; The representing club is in good standing with the Club Sports Staff.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    1-2 hours; we hold 30 minute meetings every two weeks. Outside the meetings we ask the group to assist with planning of various events throughout the year to assist with the program operation.

    Deadline(s):
    No, apply at any time

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    College Panhellenic Council Recruitment

    Held the week before the fall semester begins, College Panhellenic Council's Structured Recruitment is held as the primary recruitment means to become a part of a College Panhellenic Council Sorority.

    Department:
    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    Requirements:
    2.5 GPA

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall

    Hours per Week:
    N/A

    Deadline(s):
    The exact date depends on the date of recruitment, but typically is open from April until the week before the event starts.

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    Cultural Council Program (CCP)

    The Cultural Council Program (CCP) at KSU consists of high achieving KSU students who are recruited to join the program and expand their knowledge of intercultural competence.CCP members are trained to facilitate peer-to-peer cultural competence workshops and activities. CCP members are paired with a Center coordinator based on interest and desire to learn and they assist the Center Coordinators in the planning, coordination, and execution of the various Heritage Months and Weeks that the CCC celebrates. Members are also pivotal in assisting in the planning, execution, and promotion of CCC's campus-wide events, such as the Diversity Week, and Mosaic Celebration.

    Department:
    Cultural & Community Centers

    Requirements:

    • Be in good academic standing
    • Be a full-time KSU student, who has completed at least 12 credit hours at KSU
    • Commit to the program for the full Spring semester.
    • Attend the 2-day training
    • Attend bi-weekly training sessions/meetings throughout the Fall and Spring semester
    • Co-facilitate one workshop
    • Be assigned to at least one Center
    • Assist with CCC campus-wide initiatives

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    5

    Deadline(s):
    Application are normally posted at the beginning of each semester with selection and training taking place three times during the academic year at the end of spring, summer, and fall semesters.

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    Engaged Owl Leaders

    The Engaged Owl Leaders (EOL) Program introduces students to fundamental leadership development concepts and provide a community for students in a small group setting. The EOL Program will introduce students to fundamental leadership concepts through a series of 10 experimental sessions developed and facilitated by SLS staff and Engaged Owl Leader Coordinators who are a part of the Advanced Leader League . EOL is a semester-long experience designed for first (freshman) and second (sophomore) year students interested in personal growth, friendship, and leadership development. The program also introduces you to leadership through a Leadership Weekend

    Department:
    Student Leadership & Service

    Requirements:
    Commitment and engagement throughout the semester is critical in order to have an enriching experience. Therefore, it is REQUIRED that participants attend the leadership development weekend and ALL sessions for the full 2 hour time period. Leadership Development Weekend10 Week Leadership Sessions***All sessions will take place on the Kennesaw campus. Participants will be assigned one day & time and will remain with the same group throughout the entire semester.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    2-4

    Deadline(s):
    Applications open up the first week of classes and typically close a week following Leadership Weekend

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    EOL (Engaged Owl Leaders) Coordinators

    EOL Coordinators facilitate leadership development sessions and provide a community for EOL participants in a small group setting. The EOL Coordinator time commitment is for a full calendar year.

    Requirements:

    • EOL Coordinators must be KSU Sophomores, juniors or seniors in a good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Students must fill out an online application, have recommendation filled out on their behalf, and participate in group and individual interviews.
    • Students must successfully complete training before they begin their work as an EOL Coordinator.
    • Past participation in EOL is preferred.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:

    • Required time commitments include an intensive retreat and training in May, virtual training during the summer and a refresher in fall before classes start.
    • EOL Coordinators should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week between class and other responsibilities.
    • There is one required group meeting per month as well as monthly one on ones with the Program Coordinator.
    • EOL Participants are required to attend the leadership development weekend and ALL sessions for the full 2-hour time period.

    Deadline(s):
    Applications to apply open up during the month of March and April during SLS's Advanced Leader League Recruitment

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    Exchange Leaders Lead

    The Exchange Leaders will create programming and off-campus experiences that are centered around specific social issues such as poverty, hunger, and homelessness, equality and justice and so much more!

    Students will participate in, pioneer, and plan:

    • The Virtual Leadership Exchange- a program where students from the University of Tampa and Kennesaw State University focuses on social issues utilizing the 17 Global Goals .
    • Homelessness Awareness Week Sleep Out Challenge where participants will spend a night on Marietta's campus to raise awareness for homelessness. 
    • Participate and attend in ALL training virtually and in-person
    • Participate and assist with SLS Leadership Conference
    • Marketing and promotion for Exchange programs and events  
    • Active participation within the Atlanta Regional Center for Expertise (RCE)
    • Joining an Action Group
    • Signing up for the Mentoring program

    Requirements:
    2.5 GPA

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall

    Hours per Week:
    5

    Deadline(s):

    September 8, 2021

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    Geek Week Committee

    The annual Geek Week series of events is planned annually by a committee comprised of staff, faculty, and students. The committee meets roughly once a month from August through March, and has a significant role in the promotion and execution of Geek Week itself, which historically falls around mid-March. In addition to attending committee meetings, student participants may be asked to assist with committee work including creation of marketing materials, contacting potential sponsors/vendors/speakers, and other projects.

    Requirements:
    Must be a currently enrolled KSU student (part time okay, no GHC students, no dual enrollment). Must be willing to attend the committee meetings and Geek Week events

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    Less than 1

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at any time

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    Interfraternity Council Recruitment

    Approximately two-three weeks into the semester, the Interfraternity Council hosts their "structured recruitment" process.  While not the only way to join the community, this is the  easiest way to meet each of our Interfraternity Council organizations to pursue membership.

    Department:
    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    Requirements:
    2.5 GPA

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    N/A

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at any time

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    International Peer Leaders

    The International Peer Leader Program (IPLP) at KSU consists of high achieving KSU students who are recruited to come and share their experiences and expertise with new international students, particularly during orientation. As student leaders, Peer Leaders train and volunteer at the International Student Orientation to help the new students acclimate. Peer Leaders also mentor our new students and share tips to becoming successful at KSU. Additionally, they keep in touch with new students throughout their first semester at KSU and provide support for additional questions, comments, and concerns.

    Department:
    Cultural & Community Centers

    Requirements:

    • Be in good academic standing
    • Be a returning, full-time KSU student
    • Be available for training (a week before International Student Orientation Days)
    • Commit to the Program for the full semester and be available to lead one workshop (Fall semester) and to attend the meet and greet event (Spring)
    • Attend few on-campus events throughout the semester and encourage the new students to attend and/or get involved on campus as well!

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    Varies

    Deadline(s):

    • New Peer Leaders Recruitment: April-May.Peer Leaders Interviews: June
    • Training: July
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    Leadership Development Weekend

    A 2-day Fall Leadership Retreat Experience! Day 1 is where students discuss topics of leadership and participate in different leadership development activities (lead by Student Leadership and Service's Engaged Owl Leader Coordinators and Peer Leaders). Day 2 consist of a service project where individuals can earn volunteer hours through the VKSU platform and learn the importance of servant leadership (Lead by Student Leadership and Service's Volunteer Ambassadors).

    Requirements:
    Must be a KSU student

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    4-6 (once a semester)

    Deadline(s):
    RSVP for the events, which close a day or two prior to the event.

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    Leap Into Leadership Student Leadership Conference

    This annual student leadership conference encourages students to be involved at all levels.  In addition to attending the event , students can submit proposals to present and/or they can also be part of the planning and implementation of the larger conference.  Both presenting and event planning are valuable skills to add to a resume.

    Requirements:
    N/A

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Spring

    Hours per Week:
    1

    Deadline(s):
    The conference is typically the last Saturday in February so session proposals are due in early/mid February, BUT we need help on all levels at just about any time.

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council Convocation

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council utilizes the Membership Intake Process (MIP) for interested students to gain membership into an organization. Intake is the term NPHC organizations and most MGC organizations use to bring new members into an organization. In order to participate in intake at Kennesaw State a student must attend NPHC Convocation, which generally takes place each Fall and Spring semester. This is an event for interested students to meet the organizations and learn more information about the intake process.Additionally, organizations host interest meetings throughout the year. In order to participate in the intake process, an interested student must have attended an accredited college of university for at least one semester and be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours the semester they plan to go through intake with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    Department:
    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    Requirements:
    Convocation is open to any KSU student; however, they only have to attend once during their time at KSU.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    N/A

    Deadline(s):
    Registration for Convocation each semester is open for 30 days before the event.  Convocation typically is held the last Sunday of January and August.

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    Nature Bound Trip Leader

    Trip Leaders have the opportunity to guide small groups of people in hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing and other activities. Students begin in a volunteer status while that are in training and are able to advance and become paid for guiding activities. Through the process, students will be able to attend classroom training and experience in the field in these topics:

    • Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Hard Skills (camping, cooking, etc.),
    • Wilderness First Aid,
    • Professionalism,
    • Guide Training in specific areas (such as hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.)

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage risk of activities for each participant in their designated group.
    • Create programming for participants.
    • Teach camping skills and provide meals for participants.
    • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants, and patrons
    • Tabling events to promote the department or specific events

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
    Each trip type requires a level of relative knowledge, skills, and ability. For example, a kayaking guide must be able to perform water-based rescues. These requirements are outlined in detail in each section of the Outdoor Adventures Procedure Manual that pertains to the trip type.

    Department:
    Sports and Recreation

    Requirements:
    Students applying must maintain a 2.0 GPA, have experience on a Nature Bound trip, and have a love for the outdoors.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    3-10

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at any time

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    Odysssey LEAD Mentors Program

    The LEAD Mentors Program is comprised of student leaders within the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program who lead, train, and facilitate leadership and skill development for Peer Mentors while assisting in meaningful engagement activities for Mentees. LEAD Mentors facilitate small groups meetings throughout the semester focused on developing mentoring skills, sharing impactful strategies and building a strong network of student leaders on campus. LEAD Mentors engage program Mentees with community events, socials, and challenges. LEAD Mentors also are involved in service projects focused on building a strong community and promoting mentorship in the external community. LEAD Mentors will be working with the program to advance the Mentoring Curriculum, which will consist of developmental monthly meetings, events, activities and challenges that participating program Peer Mentors and Mentees will be working in throughout the Fall and Spring Semester.

    Department:
    Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:

    • Any student currently enrolled KSU student classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  
    • LEAD Mentors must have a GPA of 2.5 Students with ability to work with teams Oral and written communication skills are a must
    • Previous experience as a Peer Mentor or Mentee a plus (not required)
    • Must successfully complete Advanced Leader League Application and Interview Process

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    1-3

    Deadline(s):
    Application deadline typically by the end of March or early April each year

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    Odysssey Mentee

    A mentee is a new or transfer student who has been paired with a mentor in order to be advised, trained, or coached for collegiate success. Mentees are encouraged to become involved in goal setting, career development, and campus life activities. Serving as a mentee is voluntary, but requires specific responsibilities, which include:

    • Maintain a positive attitude
    • Seek advice from mentor
    • Seek advice from your academic advisor
    • Communicate progress and concerns with your mentor
    • Attend all classes
    • Participate in activities with mentor and other mentees
    • Communicate progress or concerns with parents or guardian
    • Look, listen and learn
    • Strive for success
    • Reach out to your mentor; let him/her know what's on your mind
    • Be aware of program incentives
    • Assume responsibility for your own professional growth & development
    • Set goals and make decisions to achieve those goals
    • Be receptive of constructive feedback
    • Utilize campus resources

    Department:
    Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:

    • Any new KSU freshman and transfer student in their first or second semester.
    • Any KSU student in need of a peer mentor

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    1-2

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at anytime

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    Odyssey Peer Mentor

    What is a Peer Mentor? A mentor is an experienced student who has volunteered to assist the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program because of their genuine interest in the educational and personal advancement of students. Mentors function as coaches, friends, and role models. The Role of a Peer Mentor Serving as a mentor is voluntary student leadership position, but requires specific responsibilities, which include:

    • Assist in the development of skills necessary for mentees to succeed in college
    • Guide the development of realistic career/academic goals and expectations
    • Motivate mentee toward achieving academic excellence
    • Create success through caring
    • Serve as a resource and referral person for the mentee and a positive role model, friend, and confidante
    • Encourage the mentee to interact frequently with his/her academic advisor and KSU personnel
    • Provide support, encouragement, and positive perspectives
    • Give feedback on observed behavior and report performance and concerns to program director
    • Establish and maintain ongoing contact with the program coordinator to discuss student progress and elicit feedback as needed to ensure success
    • Meet with the mentee at agreed upon intervals for feedback and planning
    • Maintain a log of mentor activities to be shared with the program staff
    • Encourage mentees to utilize campus resources

    Department:
    Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:

    Any student who has completed two semesters and who is willing to spend at least one hour twice a month during the semester with a new first year or transfer student is eligible to participate as a mentor. Mentors must have a GPA of 2.5 and not be on academic probation.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    1-2

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at anytime

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    Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs)

    A Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leader (OWL) is a student who is trained and certified in developing, implementing, and evaluating health education programs for his/her peers.The Peer Health OWLs provide FUN interactive programs for students in classroom settings, fraternities, sororities, on-campus housing, and for student groups/organizations as well as health promotion campaigns on campus.

    Department:
    Health Promotion and Wellness

    Requirements:
    The Peer Health OWL program is limited to 15 students, and students are selected through a group interview process. We look at GPA and year in school.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    1-5

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at any time

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    Professional Mentoring Academy Mentee

    The Professional Mentoring Academy connects sophomore, junior, and senior students to experienced professionals from the KSU Foundation, Alumni Relations, and campus Advisory Boards. Benefits for students include exclusive access to a robust network of professionals who are eager and willing to meet and share insight about life beyond college. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to mentor students on academic guidance, career advice, and personal development for an academic year. Mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one and group mentoring formats. Through a selective process, professional mentors and mentees will be matched based on career field, academic background, availability, and hobbies and interests.

    Student mentees will be recruited during the summer and a personal profile will be created for each available mentee. Mentee Profiles will be shared with Foundation Trustees, Alumni Relations, and various Advisory Boards throughout the university to identify appropriate mentor matches.

    Department:
    Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:

    • Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.0
    • Must be a currently enrolled KSU
    • Student meeting the classification of sophomore, junior, or senior level student for the upcoming school year.
    • Process:

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:

    1-3 hours monthly

    The program commitment is one academic year. Mentor/Mentee pairs are expected to meet at least once per month through face-to-face, phone/video conferencing, or email contact to discuss areas of interest relevant to the mentees continued success as a young professional.In addition to the monthly meeting expectations, the mentor/mentee pairs will be expected to attend a series of scheduled mentoring events throughout the year. 

    Deadline(s):
    Early fall semester

  • RSO Advisory Board

    The mission of the Kennesaw State University Registered Student Organization (RSO) Advisory Board is to enhance the student experience through involvement in RSOs and to support the goals of the Department of Student Activities and RSOs by serving as representatives of the student body.

    Department:
    Student Activities

    Requirements:

    • Must maintain active membership in their RSO for the term of this role.
    • Must be able to serve for one (1) academic year.
    • Student members must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
    • On- and off-campus advisors must advise RSOs from different categories

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Spring

    Hours per Week:

    Deadline(s):
    Applications are due toward the end of the spring semester for the following academic year.

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    Student Advisory Board

    Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Student Advisory Board (SAB) was created to support campus-wide mental health initiatives and input into CPS programs and services. We strive to have a group that is representative of the KSU student body, so we welcome students of all ages, classifications, and residential status. Additionally, we want students who represent a diverse range of identities and affiliations such as veterans, athletes,international students, the LGBTQ community, and communities of color. The CPS Advisory Board will serve as a vital connection between CPS and the campus community.

    Department:
    Counseling & Psychological Services

    Requirements:

    • Enrolled as a KSU undergraduate or graduate student.
    • Submit an application and agree to participate in an in-person interview.
    • Commit to attending monthly meetings for the term of one academic year.
    • Approach the role with an open mind and willingness to think creatively to provide CPS with feedback about services.
    • You do not have to be familiar with CPS services to participate, but it is important to be open and interested in learning more.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    4-5 hours

    Deadline(s):
    Applications are accepted in early Spring semester and are generally due by the end of March. Interviews in April.

  • Student Advocacy Peer Outreach Leaders

    The Student Advocacy Peer Outreach Leader is a student staff member in Student Advocacy who assists in the development of managing handle's on outreach and programmatic initiatives.  The goal is to attract and interact face-to-face to increase audience engagement, website traffic and involvement in our programs.

    Department:
    Student Advocacy

    Requirements:

    • Availability to work between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, Monday thru Friday.
    • Good standing with the University (both academic and disciplinary)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Experience with using social media to build an audience.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team.
    • Ability to work independently and accept individual responsibility for projects or assignments.
    • Ability to effectively represent Student Advocacy to student organizations, campus departments, and outside vendors.
    • Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred but not required.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    7-8

    Deadline(s):
    Apply at any time.

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    Volunteer Ambassadors

    The Volunteer Ambassadors are a group of students who work together to plan and host service projects throughout the school year. This includes Service Saturdays, Homecoming, Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and more!

    Department:
    Student Leadership and Service

    Requirements:

    • Preferably Sophomore or above.
    • Experience in event planning
    • Previous volunteer hours

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall and Spring

    Hours per Week:
    5

    Deadline(s):
    There will be an application on Owl Life each Spring semester

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    Wellness Peer Mentor

    Wellness peer mentors are students trained on a wide variety of helping skills that will prepare them to coach students struggling with some of the top impediments to mental health and well-being on campus. Current wellness coaching topics include emotional well-being, healthy eating, physical activity, and nicotine cessation. This is a paid position.

    Department:
    Division of Student Affairs

    Requirements:
    None at this time.

    Semester(s) Offered:
    Fall, Spring, and Summer

    Hours per Week:
    1-5

    Deadline(s):
    End of Semester

 

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