We believe that every student can be a leader. The Office of Student Development and Activities has created a full range of leadership development programs and opportunities for MMC students to realize their full leadership potential.
At Marymount, we believe that leadership can be expressed in many ways, traditional and non-traditional; formal and informal; through campus engagement, academic achievement, school spirit and service to others. Recipients of these scholarships are students who demonstrate leadership in all of its many forms, both within and outside of the MMC community.
Students are selected through a nomination process. The scholarships are award through the Theresa Lang Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Gladys Brooks Endowed Leadership Scholarship Fund, and The MMC Leadership Scholarship.
The Emerging Leaders program is for new leaders. The focus is on teaching students the fundamental skills of good leadership practice. Through a series of weekly workshops that cover topics ranging from communication skills and problem solving to time management and addressing conflicts, students will discover their own unique leadership style and voice as they progress through this program. Applications are available in the fall for the program which takes place in the spring semester. The curriculum consists of a weekly professional development /skills building workshop, community service projects, group assignments and a final presentation.
The Office of Student Development and Activities provides an annual Leadership Summit for all students that takes place at the beginning of the spring semester. The topic varies from year to year, but the theme is always related to leadership. Past themes have covered inclusion, privilege, and diversity; personal leadership; motivation and leading through conflict. The 2018 Leadership Summit is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th, 12pm-5pm.
The Peer Leader program is a highly selective leadership opportunity for upper-class students. Peer Leaders play a key role in orienting incoming first year students to the College community through serving as mentors and guides during New Student Orientation and as a teaching assistants for the NYC Seminars. Peer leaders receive intensive leadership training, an opportunity to network with faculty and staff, and are compensated for their work. Students who are interested must complete an online application and participate in an interview. The selection process begins in the spring semester.
Club Officer Training
At Marymount, student clubs and organizations operate independently. However, we know that leading a student club can sometimes present challenges. The Club Officer Training program is designed to support students who maintain official leadership positions on campus. We help club officers navigate administrative issues, identify resources and provide general advice on good organizational management practices.