How to Become a Leader in the Student Community

By | July 16, 2017

By guest blogger Kerrie Haynes [see Biography]

[July 16, 2017] Here are some tips on how to become a student leader.

Become a mentor, student ambassador or a peer educator

You must have come across peer counselors, mentors and campus ambassadors around your school.  Some colleges offer the opportunity for students to apply as mentors or ambassadors. They conduct activities like the orientation of freshmen, giving campus tours, and promoting campus safety. If your school offers any of these options, it can be a great way to engage in a position you’re passionate about and gain respect from your peers.

Mentors help students transition into college and explore different options in the field. It’s an excellent opportunity to be a leader and help someone in need.

Join student clubs

If you visit the college students’ website, you will find different clubs. Register for one that you’re interested in. Most clubs elections take place before the semester begins. This is a good opportunity to join and see if it is something you want to be involved in.

As a new member, you will get to learn the mission of the club, help with events, suggest ideas, and even meet other individuals. If you are interested in a certain position in the club, show the members you’re involved and explain what you will do to improve the club.

Run for an office in a school organization

If you’re passionate about leadership, then you have that one organization in school that you absolutely adore to become one of the leaders. Don’t be scared, declare your interest for a position in that organization. Get to know the mission and goals of the organization and works towards fulfilling that. People will see you as a person who wants to represent their interests.

Join the SGA

The Student Government Association is a perfect platform to nurture your student leadership skills and run for a position you’re interested in. The SGA allows student’s voices to be heard especially on extracurricular activities, campus events, and other policies. So, if you feel you have the interest to serve your fellow students, this is the perfect place to be.

Be creative

Almost all school events started as a student idea that turned into a routine. It’s a perfect way to display leadership skills by introducing something that has never been done in school before. As long as you follow the school’s rules and have the full support of the students, there is no limit as to how creative you can get. All you need is the interest to serve your fellow students.


So, for students who are interested in becoming leaders on campus, there are many ways to get involved. If you don’t the position after the first attempt, don’t worry, you can be a leader in other ways. All you have to do is find what you’re interested in and go for it.

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Biography: Kerrie Haynes is a blogger, writer, and podcaster. She writes about the major lessons she learned after graduating from campus. She aims to be part of the digital marketing industry and she has started the journey of learning about the world of digital marketers. She strives to achieve her goals and inspire others along the way.  Please visit her website at:

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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