The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement provides several opportunities in leadership development. Our primary objective is to prepare and empower students to be effective leaders and active citizens by presenting leadership opportunities, referrals,
and workshops, both on and off campus. In addition to providing these resources, we serve as a central source for leadership opportunities offered throughout the university. For more information about student leadership, please email [email protected].
Narwhal Leadership Institute
The Narwhal Leadership Institute gives first- and second-year undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain practical leadership experience. No prior leadership experience is necessary. Applicants are selected on the
basis of their motivation and commitment to becoming involved in leadership at The New School. Applications for 2020 are closed and will re-open in fall 2020.
Launch Your Leadership: A Conference
The 2020 Leadership Conference took place in October and featured more than 15 leadership sessions covering a variety of topics.
You are invited to apply for the annual Student Leadership Retreat, which will take place in New York's Catskill Mountains. During the retreat, you will learn transferable leadership skills, meet other New School leaders, and make connections. This two-day
retreat is a great way to start building your New School community. All students are encouraged to apply, but space is limited! Application information will be available soon.
Past workshop topics include discovering strengths, values-based leadership, and transferring leadership skills to a résumé. Current students can view and sign up for upcoming workshops and retreats by logging in to NarwhalNation.
Student Leadership Awards Ceremony
The 2020 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, April 24. A list of the winners will be published soon!