Other Leadership Programs

Outside of our signature Journey Program events, the SLC provides a number of on-campus leadership opportunities for students of all levels to participate in throughout the academic year.
Whether it's through team-building or our women's leadership dinner, the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement runs many other events throughout the year to bring students together and foster leadership development.

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Students in the Journey program are eligible to attend signature off-campus leadership experiences and opportunities with their “cohort” of student leaders at the same Journey “level”, as well as one-off events offered by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement.
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Other Leadership Programs

The F1 Racing event is team-building session in which students learn to work as teams while having a unique and memorable experience. Students work group challenges to learn about group dynamics and best practices of teamwork. The program includes a pit-stop team challenge and endurance race. Students compete on the track together and work in pit crews.

Students who participate in the Leadership through F1 Racing will:

  • Establish relationships with student leaders on campus
  • Increase their understanding of what is required to participate in high-performing teams
  • Gain knowledge about the importance of having a vision for a team to work towards a common goal
  • Learn the importance of communication when working on a team
  • Understand the issues and concepts of leadership while analyzing and reflecting on leadership experiences
  • Learn how they can apply what they have learned in the classroom, their personal lives and as student leaders

LeadHERship is a women’s leadership dinner at which female students, alumni, faculty, and administration come together to enjoy a three-course meal, network, and foster mentor-mentee relationships. This event helps students make connections with prominent Suffolk administrators and alumni, and find finding internships and jobs that are of interest to them.

Students who participate in the leadHERship program will:

  • Make connections with prominent women leaders on campus and alumnae
  • Identify their personal leadership style and ways in which they are affected or enhanced by gender
  • Learn to take advantage of a network of other women in the campus community
  • Learn skills in networking and building professional relationships
  • Learn how they can apply what they have learned in the classroom, their personal lives and as student leaders

The concept of Help Portrait is simple: find someone in need, take their portrait, print them out, and deliver the photos. Students go into an underprivileged community center or school and make kids feel special by doing their hair, nails, etc. They then take photos of the children, develop and print the pictures, then present the kids’ parents or guardians with the photos. A photo is worth more than just a thousand words—it can be a thousand smiles. But most of all, it can be hope.

Students who participate in the Help Portrait will:

  • Exhibit a commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrate a commitment to involvement in his or her community
  • Help the community partner meet its mission
  • Promote the exchange of resources between the university and community partner
  • Help create a positive change on the community members the partner serves
  • Reflect on service as a component of active citizenship, community engagement, and social responsibility
  • Identify individual actions that contribute to short-term well-being and/or greater long-term societal well-being.
  • Describe and analyze the social issues relevant to the community organization
  • Learn how they can apply what they have learned in the classroom, their personal lives and as a student leader

The Leadership Through Sailing program is a two-day program that gives students the chance to sail in the historical Boston Harbor. On day one, students learn how to work together as a team to operate a C&C 34 sailboat. Then on day two, each team will come back together to race against the other Suffolk boats in a Journey Regatta to really put their teamwork to the test.

Students who participate in Leadership Through Sailing will:

  • Meet other students and become more connected with their peers
  • Have a hands-on experience to develop individual leadership skills
  • Learn how to work effectively as a team
  • Focus on effective communication skills
  • Gain an understanding of Tuckerman’s model of Group Dynamics
  • Learn proven leadership strategies for working with others in challenging situations onboard a sailboat
  • Learn how they can apply what they have learned in the classroom, their personal lives, and as student leaders

LeaderChef is a culturally immersive luncheon for students interested in learning about a new culture through food. Students have learned about countries such as Morocco, China, India, Mexico, and many more, all while enjoying a traditional meal of that country. The program usually features a speaker who is from or who knows much about the chosen country and can teach students the facts about the country’s food and eating habits.

Students who participate in LeaderChef will:

  • Engage in a culturally immersive program designed to educate
  • Learn about the food an eating habits and styles in other countries
  • Enjoy a meal with a member of a different country’s community

Dancing with the Stahs is a student and faculty remix of ABC’s hit dance competition “Dancing with the Stars.” Student and faculty volunteers are paired up with student choreographers and taught a dance that they then perform at our big showcase in April. There are judges, hosts, and fierce competition! The Journey program also hosts a silent auction during this event and raises money for different programs that we host throughout the year.

Students who participate in Dancing with the Stahs will:

  • Learn a new style of dance with a new faculty friend
  • Make connections with other students and faculty
  • Learn through dance how to be a leader as well as gain confidence to showcase their work