Leadership Opportunities

First-Year College Representatives

Each first-year college elects two representatives to the First-Year Council, as well as the student senate, the governing body of SLU’s student government, the Thelomathesian Society. These students provide leadership within the college, as well as outside of it. For college planning, or when it is necessary to discuss college issues, faculty and staff work with these students, as well as others who are interested, to plan programs, college-wide discussions and social activities.


Programs are designed and implemented in residence halls to educate, build community, and promote growth and development in the following areas: academic/intellectual, social/community development, physical, emotional/psychological, spiritual, career, safety/security, leadership/community service and diversity/multiculturalism.

Colleges are encouraged to plan co-curricular programs — those that explore the relevance of ideas from the college’s course to the residential lives of students. They generally address ideas that cannot be fully developed in class but that continue to be of interest to students. When appropriate, colleges plan these events with other FYP colleges or organizations on campus.

First-Year Cup

Being a student at St. Lawrence means being engaged — both inside and outside the classroom. The First-Year Cup seeks to promote and recognize student involvement in a variety of campus activities including our annual Writers Series, special lectures, events at the Sullivan Student Center, First-Year Cup intramural sports, concerts and plays, and much more. By attending these events, you accumulate points and win prizes for your FYP college as well as for yourself. The FYP college with the most points wins the First-Year Cup, including a special prize, and is recognized at Moving-Up Day ceremonies at the end of the academic year. Information will be available about the First-Year Cup through the Web site, announcements and regular e-mails listing the events.

For more information on leadership opportunities at St. Lawrence check out how to get involved on campus.