At Salem State University, we provide resources for students to enhance or create many diverse and exciting leadership opportunities. Student Leadership can be found in the Ellison Campus Center – Room 218.
We have a number of resources and listings of opportunities to enrich leadership styles and growth for individuals and organizations. A significant component of the co-curricular educational experience of Salem State students is leadership opportunities through a one-credit course, civic engagement, and groups and clubs involvement. Through these leadership experiences, students will develop skills and abilities, gain leadership opportunities, and then enhance their overall personal development.
The Leadership Institute is an opportunity for student leaders to study the dynamics of leadership in a structured and focused learning environment. Participants will attend a variety of seminars focused on leadership skills. By exploring the Social Change Model, students will be able to examine their own skills and leadership style. In past institutes, sessions ranged from time management, ethical decision making, diversity issues, leadership styles, how to market oneself, and many more!
In order to successfully complete the institute, students must attend a minimum of five sessions. Students can take the institute as a one-credit course. It is listed as IDS 299 Topics in Student Affairs. The institute is offered during the fall and spring semesters.
If you wish to participate, we ask that you sign up in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
NSLS is a national leadership honor society. Students with sophomore credit standings are invited to join based on either academic standing or leadership potential. When joining, there is a one-time, lifetime, membership fee. Students who are invited and choose to join must also complete the “steps to induction” before being inducted.
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Looking for a session for your training or to share with your group, office, or class? Student Involvement and Operations can help! Check out the various sessions or request a session today!
Student Leadership Recognition
Each year, Student Involvement and Operations coordinates student recognition awards. The recipients of these awards are determined by a committee composed of students, faculty members, and administrators. These awards include Silver Key and Special Recognition awards.
The Senior Awards are presented to a select group of graduating seniors who are members and who meet the following criteria for each award:
Applicant has a cumulative grade point average between 3.00 and 4.00, significant involvement within their major area of academic concentration, and participation in co-curricular activities within the university community.
Applicants have demonstrated involvement within the major area of academic concentration and demonstration of significant involvement in co-curricular activities within their college community.
Student Organization Leadership Awards
The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards
The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards are given to those officially recognized student organizations that best exemplify extraordinary leadership in their specific areas of academic affiliation, community and social awareness, and cultural activity. These awards are intended not only to acknowledge those active student organizations, but also to reflect and signify the outstanding contributions which President McIlraith has made to the university. Past recipients include the Student Theatre Ensemble, the Afrikan American Students Association, Criminal Justice Academy, Catholic Student Community, Art Society, and the International Students Association.