Student Leaders

Looking for ways to practice and develop your leadership abilities? Student Life provides numerous leadership opportunities for you to take part in while you’re a student at Northwestern. Learn how you can serve others through ethical leadership.
Group of student government leaders on campus

Make an Impact

Each leadership position at Northwestern is a learning opportunity for students to not only lead among their peers, but also to be prepared to lead after graduation and impact the world.

Leadership Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in leadership on campus including Residence Life, Student Government, Spiritual Formation, Local and Global Engagement, leading worship in chapel, and more. Plus, there are numerous clubs, student organizations, and activities in which to get involved. We believe being involved and serving in leadership complements academics and enhances a student's college experience.

  • Students in Totino Fine Arts Center

    Leadership Development Program

    Northwestern’s Leadership Development Program supports our mission to equip students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring...

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  • Students in Robertson Student Center


    FORCE, the Fellowship of Reconciling Cultures Everywhere, is a student-led organization helping students celebrate their own cultures and nurture relationships with people of other cultures.

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  • Student holding pair of glasses

    Local and Global Engagement

    There are countless ways to connect with those outside of Northwestern while building fellowship with other students. We offer immersive experiences globally and locally, encouraging students to gain...

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  • Students preparing art


    Clubs at Northwestern are "by students, for students." If you have an interest in, let's say... obscure French poetry, and if a club doesn't yet exist, find some friends and initiate it!

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