The student leadership application deadline is approaching
The deadline to apply for student leadership positions for the 2023-24 academic year is approaching. The application will be available through Friday, Jan. 27.
Students who are applying to be a new orientation leader, international student mentor, resident advisor, new FYT peer mentor, peer wellness educator, service advocate, day of service leader, Service Plunge fall facilitator, Sammy’s Afterschool Program or Mercy in Motion leader should use the student leadership application.
The student leadership application streamlines the process, making it easier for students to apply for multiple leadership positions. There are supplemental questions required for each position, which populate after students select the positions for which they are applying.
Students who currently hold one or more position should ask their individual office about their re-application process, as each office process varies slightly.
Students who are interested in submitting the student leadership application are also invited to take advantage of resume assistance offered by the Office of Career Development by setting up an appointment through Handshake to meet with a career advisor.
Due to the ever changing restrictions and developments around COVID-19 guidelines, Salve Regina is unsure at this time if students will be able to hold multiple positions during the 2023–24 academic year. As a result, all students applying for residential advisor (RA), FYT peer mentor and orientation leader may be affected by these changes. However, students are still encouraged to apply to any and all positions of interest.
Please be aware that all student leadership positions, job descriptions and responsibilities are subject to change, and this includes any potential training dates.
The student leadership positions include:
FYT Peer Mentors: These positions are involved in co-facilitating the First Year Transitions (FYT) course with an instructor. Peer mentors serve as a resource to new students and provide students with a perspective of life at Salve Regina.
International Student Mentors: Tasks for these positions include helping with the four-day international orientation in late August and two-day orientation in mid-January. Also, they must organize weekly social activities for international students, answer questions and help them have a positive experience at Salve Regina. Mentors are encouraged to interact and have fun with all fellow mentors and international students.
Mercy in Motion Leaders: These leaders are charged with being an inviting, helpful and welcoming presence on the Salve Regina campus. In addition, the team hosts social events, dinner discussions, spiritual enrichment and community service for all Salve Regina students.
Orientation Leaders: Orientation leaders are responsible for welcoming and assisting new students and their families. These student leaders assist with the implementation of orientation, exude Salve Regina spirit and are passionate about helping others transition into the Salve Regina community.
Peer Wellness Educators: Students who are devoted to promoting positive mental health and wellness by educating fellow students through programming, awareness, and outreach will excel in these positions. Peer wellness educators are dedicated to increasing awareness in areas around health and wellness; encouraging safer behaviors and choices; practicing positive healthy lifestyles, and promoting healthy minds and bodies for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff.
Resident Advisors (RAs): RAs represent the Office of Residence Life as key staff members, working under the direct supervision of area coordinators. Resident Advisors complete an extensive training program that develops valuable interpersonal and organizational skills.
Service Advocates: These positions will include participating in regular training, direct service and reflection activities. Students in these roles practice valuable leadership in the Aquidneck Island community, endeavor to promote a positive culture of service and increase volunteerism at local nonprofits.
Newport Immersion Leader: Student leaders in these roles will help in the Newport Immersion by providing incoming students with a challenging and fun opportunity to serve their new community, while also learning about themselves and the needs of the community. Leaders will also meet the community needs, identify and build upon community assets, and bring back experiences to the campus community to share.
Service Plunge Facilitator: These students help lead the fall Service Plunge and serve as a friend to the participants. Facilitators are expected to take charge of service events, lead by example and act as a role model to the group.
Sammy’s After School Coordinator: Leaders in this position will plan, develop and host activities for Thompson Middle School fifth-grade youth on Salve Regina’s campus. They will coordinate weekly lessons, activities and on-campus field trips for the fifth graders through collaboration with different on-campus departments, clubs and organizations.