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Student Leadership Opportunities

Leadership at SNHU

Leadership at SNHU

We love watching our students grow as leaders. Hear SNHU students talk about the leadership roles they have assumed, and how it has helped them grow as both students and individuals.

The Office of Student Involvement offers students a wide array of opportunities to become involved on campus. These include joining one of the many student organizations or taking part in the campus's teambuilding workshop, Camp Synergy.

Leadership Development

The Office of Student Involvement offers leadership programs, workshops, and services for clubs, organizations and individual groups. Clubs and organizations are also encouraged to attend regional and/or national leadership conferences if funding has been provided to their organization.

Major Annual Initiatives Include:

  • Presidents Training
  • Advisor Training
  • Fall Leadership Conference
  • Spring Transition Summit
  • Leadership Awards Banquet

Signature: Make Your Leadership Mark

Signature is a selective, holistic experiential leadership program dedicated to developing well-rounded, socially responsible student leaders. The overarching outcome of the program is the establishment of an individualized leadership approach and personal values towards lifelong involvement.

Leadership Awards

Unsung Hero Award

The recipient of this award will have, in some unique and significant way, contributed to their organization or the Southern New Hampshire University community as a whole. The award is meant to recognize those not usually recognized through traditional awards criteria. The nominee must have contributed behind the scenes with their skill, time, and effort towards furthering the vision, mission and strategy of the university or their chosen organization.

Social Impact Award

This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that has addressed social issues such as marginalization or oppression through academic, co-curricular or social programming. Qualifying nominees might promote critical thinking, new perspectives, or advocacy. Individuals and organizations who receive university compensation (course credit or pay) to engage in social justice work are not eligible for this award.

Emerging Leader Award

This award will be given to a first- or second-year student at SNHU. The recipient will have made a significant impact on their organization and/or the SNHU community. The individual who receives this award should be a great role model, have a positive impact on the SNHU community, and demonstrate leadership potential.

Campus Leadership Award

The Campus Leadership Award is presented to an experienced student leader who has brought positive growth to the SNHU community and their chosen organizations. The winner of this award will have a variety of involvement experiences, and will have made significant contributions to each.

Louisa M. Martin Advisor of the Year Award

The Louisa M. Martin Advisor of the Year Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has served as a student organization advisor for the entire year in a supportive and positive manner. Staff in the Office of Student Involvement are not eligible to receive this award.

Synergy Award

The student organization receiving this award will have displayed a commitment to collaboration, and an awareness of why these positive working relationships are important. The winning organization must have co-sponsored multiple events with other student organizations and/or university departments.

Excellence in Programming

The Excellence in Programming Award is given to an organization that has developed a unique program or activity for the SNHU community. The program should closely align with the winning organization’s mission and values, and should have a measurable impact on the SNHU community.

Most Improved Organization Award

This award is presented to a student organization that has made a significant transformation from the previous year to the current. This could include a previously unrecognized organization that is now active again, a group that was in jeopardy of losing recognition, or an organization that has struggled to consistently reach a high standard.

Scott W. Caswell Outstanding Student Organization Award

The Scott W. Caswell Award is presented to an organization that has significantly exceeded the expectations in their stated purpose and function. The winning organization should have planned multiple successful events, collaborated with other organizations and/or departments, and significantly developed its membership (either in numbers or quality). This is the highest honor awarded by the Office of Student Involvement.