Andrew Matthews ’22 juggles more than schoolwork and co-curriculars during the school year. A business in the liberal arts and economics double major who is also a member of the Saints baseball team, Andrew equally spends his time working on strategy sessions, pitch decks, and public relations for Hoppz, an app he co-founded with friends and brought to life during the pandemic.
Leadership at St. Lawrence
Forge Your Own Path
Leadership isn’t an end goal; it’s a journey. At St. Lawrence, we offer leadership opportunities that will challenge you and help you grow, all the while developing your skills in self-reflection, active communication, responsible citizenship, and intellectual agility.
With these skills as your foundation, you will grow into your leadership potential at St. Lawrence and beyond.
Opportunities and Experiences
Laurentians have a capacity for transformational leadership. They practice it on campus and pursue it as a part of their professional careers.
On average, there are about 400 leadership opportunities for students through clubs and organizations alone.
Once on campus, you could set goals and inspire others as:
- An editor for The Hill News
- President of the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE)
- A Community Assistant or an Orientation Leader
- Captain of a varsity, club, or intramural sports team
- An Admissions Ambassador
- An Outdoor Program Guide
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore a passion for politics and governance if that is where your interest lies.
With Class Councils for each class year and the Thelomathesian Society—fondly referred to as “Thelmo”—governing the entire student body, you will enjoy hands-on experiences with leadership and politics right on campus that give you the chance to shape the direction of St. Lawrence.
Or join any of our many other political organizations, such as:
- Amnesty International
- Model United Nations
- Model Organization of American States
- SLU Democrats or SLU Republicans.
Each year, St. Lawrence offers an interactive and engaging leadership development conference for students across all clubs and organizations.
With over 100 participants annually, these workshops challenge you to brainstorm around student interests and needs, collaborate across interests and functions, and grow into your leadership potential.
Invest your time empowering your community alongside your fellow Laurentians through a number of volunteer opportunities on and off campus.
Volunteer with new student Orientation. Participate in an alternate break trip along the East Coast with Habitat for Humanity. Spend an afternoon working with Campus Kitchens. Help a local farm harvest veggies and care for their animals. You’ll find plenty of opportunities that will expand your worldview and encourage the type of self-reflection necessary to becoming an impactful leader.
How Laurentians Lead
of students live on campus, making it easy for club leaders to collaborate with one another
clubs and organizations to lead
students participate in annual leadership retreat
varsity athletics teams
students volunteer at our annual days of service
time-honored traditions (and counting), such as Make a Difference Day
Our students lead alternative break service trips in places like Philadelphia, Pa., Valdosta, Georgia, and other locations along the East Coast
of recent graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree one year after graduation
Explore a possible career path in outdoor leadership while taking courses on outdoor safety, leading trips into the Adirondacks with the Outing Club, or earning your Wilderness First Responder Certification through our Outdoor Program.
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