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Student Leadership

The CSI Office of Student Life creates educationally purposeful experiences for students that promote leadership, involvement, and success.  Recognizing the potential for growth and learning in all facets of campus life, our office in conjunction with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities.  Through these partnerships, programs and activities, our students receive training and skill development to prepare them for leadership in today’s dynamically diverse and changing world.

Our student leadership programs here at CSI are based on the social change model, which approaches leadership as a collaborative, purposeful, values-based process that results in positive social change. The Office of Student Life works to empower our students to build their capacity not only to lead, but to actively make a difference in their world through a range of leadership development opportunities. 

Student leadership activities can help students better manage their academic life and improve group interactions to achieve mutual goals.  Individual and collaborative leadership skills are prized in any career.  The College of Staten Island offers students many opportunities to develop their knowledge and personal leadership skills.  Our programs aim to provide a foundation for students to become culturally competent, socially just and engaged civic leaders.

Leadership Opportunities

Becoming a student leader is easy and the options for leadership involvement at CSI are vast. Students can run for and be elected to a leadership position on Student Government, College Council, Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, Auxiliary Services Corporation, or the CSI Association.

Running for Office

Every spring and fall semester elections are held where in the students of CSI have the chance to vote for those fellow students they feel will best represent them in the affairs of the College. Click here for a listing of the organizations students can be elected to and what the organizations do.

Other Leadership Roles on Campus

Student Life and Student Government recognize and charter over 45 clubs each year. There are also several other organizations on campus on which you, as a student, are eligible to serve, such as the Campus Activities Board or WSIA 88.9 FM, or by becoming an Ambassador, Peer Educator, or Orientation Leader. For ways to get involved, stop in the Office of Student Life (1C), room 201 and let us help you decide which leadership role would best meet your needs and interests