The Division of Student Affairs embraces an inclusive model of leadership in an effort to enhance student learning and facilitate positive social change. “Inclusive Leadership” is based on a commitment to dignity, civility, equality, democracy and transformation of people. It is the ability of a person to work with others and requires strengths and abilities not normally associated with patriarchal leadership. Assuming a leadership role helps define individual members of this community, and contributes to an evolving definition of what this community will be.
At Franklin Pierce, leadership is part of the social process, something that happens between people. It occurs in every day settings, balancing involvement and personal aspirations. Students are encouraged to find experiences on the campus that will help develop their leadership style. They gain and enhance leadership skills through active participation within the campus community. Student leaders are challenged and supported by professional staff members and peers to make the most of their experience. There are numerous avenues for students interested in making a positive impact.
Community Assistants play an integral part in the residential experience of our students. They assist in the transition to college and the overall growth of the student by providing social, developmental, and educational programs. Besides building a residential community, each CA serves as a role model for his/her residents.
Peer Leaders are an integral part of the new student experience. These volunteer leaders work with first year students through Orientation and assist professors with the Freshman Seminar Class. They model to their individual groups how to learn from and listen to others, as well as how to live and act responsibly in the midst of a world of new choices. They serve as mentors and provide opportunities for 1st year students to connect with each other, the campus, and surrounding community.
Sprit Leaders (SL) are actively involved in the new student exposure throughout their first semester. They focus on energy, spirit, and fun beginning with New Student Orientation through Family Day, monthly events, and the Holiday Dinner.