Student Leadership

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Get Involved in Student Leadership!

NDSCS offers a wide variety of student leadership opportunities to get involved, make new friends, and add valuable skills and experience to your resume.

If you have the desire to learn more and are committed to serving as a positive role model among your peers, apply today!

Regardless of your academic program, we encourage you to lead!

 

Student Leadership Quality Standards

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NDSCS Ambassadors
ambassadors

NDSCS Ambassadors help foster a caring community for our students, faculty and staff while serving as a resource and familiar contact for visitors who come to campus for both NDSCS sponsored and non-NDSCS sponsored events.

Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Assist Alumni during Homecoming Week
  • Assist with employers during the Career Fair
  • Work the DREAMS Auction
Wildcat Welcome Team
Wild Cat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome Team members serve as resources and familiar contacts for new students who are making the transition to the diverse academic and social culture of NDSCS. WWT members are some of the first contacts incoming students and their families will have at NDSCS and will assist in creating a positive experience as an introduction to becoming a Wildcat.

Wildcat Welcome Team (WWT) Responsibilities:

  • 11 day commitment in August
  • 4 days of training
  • Welcome Week Events/Activities (Sat-Fri)
Student Senate
NDSCS Student Senate

The Student Senate at the North Dakota State College of Science represents and serves the student body to enhance students' college experience through the empowerment of all students.  The Senate's responsibilities include chartering student clubs, awarding discretionary funding to student clubs and organizations, assisting with funding and hosting student programs and events, and representing student interests across campus.

Student Senate Responsibilities:

  • Meet weekly during the academic year to discuss College updates and weigh in on important decisions regarding students and the institution.
  • Participate and serve on a variety of NDSCS and Student Senate committees that can improve the student experience such as Parking Committee, Diversity and Equity Team, and more.
  • Plan Agawasie Day
  • Share new initiatives and ideas with the Senate
  • Participate in the North Dakota Student Association (NDSA) once a month throughout North Dakota.

Applications will be accepted as an ongoing process as positions open.

Campus Activities Board
CAB

Students serving on the Campus Activities Board gain valuable leadership skills by planning events and activities to enrich the student experience at NDSCS. With a welcoming and enthusiastic approach, CAB Members seek to create new engagement opportunities while also celebrating longstanding traditions, where students meet new people and have fun.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) Responsibilities:

  • Meet weekly during the academic year to plan and discuss campus activities
  • Brainstorm and share event ideas with fellow CAB members
  • Implement event planning and promotional tasks
  • Introduce professional acts, such as comedians, hypnotists and musicians
  • Track student attendance at events
  • Communicate event information with students
  • Have the opportunity to take on additional leadership responsibilities with CAB

Applications will be accepted as an ongoing process as positions open.

Resident Assistants
Resident Life

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students whose role is to support residents by fostering a cooperative and considerate residential community environment which contributes to the academic and personal growth and success of each resident.  Resident Assistants enhance each resident student's experience by providing educational and recreational programming, information, guidance, friendship, and support.

Resident Assistant (RA) Responsibilities:

  • Support fellow students by assisting students with questions
  • Developing community through a variety of methods
  • Serving as residential hall on-duty staff
  • Planning building-wide events
  • Assist with safety and security
  • Perform administrative tasks
Science of Leadership

Do you want to build your leadership skills? You could be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship!

The Science of Leadership program provides students in existing leadership roles with an immersive experience focused on leadership skill development with the goal of them becoming life-long leaders. Specifically, the program seeks to foster students’ skills related to critical thinking, problem-solving, self-reflection, communication, planning and organization.  If selected into the Science of Leadership Program, Students are awarded a $3,000 scholarship (if full time student – part time students pro-rated).

Who is eligible?

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Have successfully completed 12 credits at NDSCS by the start of the Spring 2020 semester
  • Are a part of the selected/elected leadership of one (or more) of the following organizations:
    • Student Senate
    • NDSCS Ambassadors
    • Executive Board member of the Campus Activities Board
    • Senior Resident Assistant with Residential Life
    • Officer of an official NDSCS student organization/club
  • Have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Are in good academic and behavioral standing with NDSCS
What is required with the Science of Leadership?
  • Approximately 6 hours/month (January, February, March, April, April Retreat, May)
    • One monthly training session (2.5-3 hours)
    • One monthly mentor meeting (1.5-2 hours)
  • Attendance at a weekend/evening retreat (Date TBD)
How do I apply?

Only 25 students will be selected for the 2019/20 Science of Leadership program, students must complete an application (with as much detail and thought as possible). These applications will be scored then the top candidates will be interviewed. The top 25 candidates will be selected into the Science of Leadership program based on their application, leadership history, and interview.

Science of Leadership Application

Applications MUST be submitted online by Wednesday, November 27 at 5 pm. Selections will be made in early December.

Questions about Science of Leadership?

Contact Kijia Homes at kijia.homes@ndscs.edu or Dr. Jane Vangsness Frisch at jane.vangsness@ndscs.edu