You might not think of yourself as a leader, but get involved and you might surprise yourself. How? Start with something small that you want to see changed and take action. (Next thing you know, you’ve caused a sea change.)
Residence Life and Orientation
One of most popular jobs on campus is residence assistant (RA). These student employees are responsible for managing their halls, organizing rounds, and making everyone feel safe and welcome. They also live in a coveted single room for free. (Think of an RA as your “good big sister or brother.”)
Student orientation leaders are the eyes, ears, and energy behind our amazing Welcome Week. Find out more about how you can set the stage for new students to succeed at Purchase!
Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA)
Run entirely by students, the PSGA is the voice of the student body on campus and decides how your student activity fee is spent.
The PSGA Senate makes most of the decisions within the PSGA. Senators advocate for the student body and decide on how to fund student clubs, organizations, services, and events.
The Executive Board members act as the primary student liaisons to campus administration, College Senate committees, and the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. They also may hire and dismiss employees of the PSGA, oversee service operations, and veto decisions of the Student Senate.
Mentorship and Advising
The Office of Disability Resources’ autism spectrum disorders program and the EOP/MAP program are always looking for peer mentors to support students. The EOP opportunity is open to current juniors and seniors in that program.
Tutor other students in subjects you know well through our Learning Center. Once you’ve taken the 3-credit Practicum in Peer Advising (IDI 3000), you’ll also have the opportunity to become a peer advisor at the Advising Center.
Learning to Lead
The Office of Community Engagement offers a 4-credit course in Fundamentals of Leadership (IDI 3250) every semester for students interested in analyzing leadership in contemporary society.