Published: Sept. 15, 2022

resident advisorsWhether your student is looking to get involved with something new or gain experience for their resume, there are many ways for students to be leaders in their community. Here are a few ways your student can develop leadership skills this semester.

Leadership programs

There are many programs that allow students to gain leadership experience and meet fellow Buffs. Suggest that your student check out the following leadership programs:

Participation in a student board or committee

Joining a student board or committee lets students use their  voice and help make decisions that affect our campus community. Here are some opportunities for your student to consider:

Leadership roles in a club or organization

Most student organizations, fraternities and sororities have leadership roles for students to fill. These roles offer a chance to develop various skills and experiences your student can use well after your time at CU Boulder.

If your student isn’t involved with a group or organization yet, encourage them to join one! With more than 500 student organizations, there’s something for everyone. Students can browse BuffConnect to explore student groups by topic or alphabetical list, and they can register for fraternity or sorority recruitment if they are interested in participating in Greek life.

Volunteering in the community

Volunteering is a great way for students to be a leader, both on-campus and in Boulder. Not only can students meet new people and make a positive difference in their community, but there are also many options to fit their schedule. Encourage your student to visit the Volunteer Resource Center to learn more and find opportunities.

Gaining leadership skills and experience to add to your student’s resume can help them when the time comes to look for a job or internship. Students can learn more about building all types of skills through the Skills for Success program with Career Services.