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Become a Student Leader

Interested in becoming a leader on campus? Here are some student leadership opportunities in Student Activities.

Orientation Coordinator (OC)

OCs are responsible for elements of orientation planning and implementation, OL training, and information sessions. Students must have served as an Orientation Leader (OL) in order to be eligible to apply for the position of Coordinator and must be available for training prior to NSO. There are approximately 6-8 positions available.

Application Deadlines
Applications Open: Monday, February 5
Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED Friday, March 8
Interviews: Week of February 12 – Week of March 4
Faculty/Staff Recommendation Due: EXTENDED Friday, March 8

Orientation Leader (OL)

OLs help new students move into their residence halls, assist with informational sessions, participate in new student activities and are available to answer general questions. OLs must attend training sessions prior to NSO and are required to serve through the duration of NSO. There are approximately 100 positions available.

Application Deadlines
Applications Open: Monday, March 11
Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED Friday, May 3
Interviews: Week of March 18 - Week of April 29
Faculty/Staff Recommendation Due: EXTENDED 

Student Programming Board

The Student Programming Board is a committee of appointed Pepperdine student leaders dedicated to planning, organizing, and executing events that bring students together. The Board hosts campus events throughout the year, each designed to foster community and give students a college experience that is unique to being a Wave.

Application Deadlines
Applications Open: Monday, February 19
Deadline to Apply: Extended to Rolling Basis
Rolling Interviews: Wednesday, March 13 – Friday, March 29
Professional + Peer Recommendations Due: Extended to Rolling Basis

Inter-Club Council (ICC)

ICC Executive Board supports over 100 student organizations with classroom reservations, technological needs, brainstorming, leadership development, purchasing, and event support.  ICC invests its portion of the Campus Life fee each semester in student clubs, retreats, event programming, and organization initiatives. 

Application Deadlines
President Applications Due: March 8, 2024
President Election: March 15, 2024
Information Session: To be determined at noon in Fireside Room
E-board Application Open: March 8, 2024
E-board Rolling Interviews: TBA

Student Government Association

SGA is dedicated to providing the students of Pepperdine University with quality representation through innovative advocacy programs. Governed by an elected executive board, class presidents, senators, and appointed directors, SGA has several committees that work with administrators, faculty, and staff across the University to address student needs.

Application Deadlines:
Applications Open: Elections Packets available at the end of February
Candidates Meeting (mandatory): Wednesday, March 13
Election Day: Wednesday, March 20

Transfer Mentors

Transfer mentors are students who previously transferred to Pepperdine and want to serve the transfer population. During the fall and spring, they serve as orientation leaders, helping new students move in and transition to their new home. Throughout the year, they host transfer families and various transfer events. 

Application Deadlines:
Applications Open: Monday, March 4
Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED Monday,  April 8

Student Wellness Advisory Board

The Student Wellness Advisory Board seeks to promote health and wellness on campus through healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy communities. Our Healthy Minds branch partners with the Pepperdine Counseling Center to bring awareness to issues surrounding mental health and self-care. Our Healthy Bodies Branch partners with the Pepperdine Health Center and Campus Rec to promote overall physical wellness including nutrition, movement, and health care. Our Healthy Communities branch partners with Pepperdine’s Title IX Office to bring awareness to issues surrounding relationship violence and to advocate for healthy relationships. 

Application Deadlines:
Applications Open: Wednesday, February 21
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, March 13
Interviews: Rolling Interviews


Other Leadership Opportunities

There are many other opportunities to get involved in a leadership role in other areas/departments around campus. See below for a few of those opportunities.

  Outdoor Recreation

Are you interested in sharing your passion for the outdoors with fellow Pepperdine students? Consider applying to our PAID part-time student leadership positions. Learn more and submit your application!

  Relationship IQ

The Relationship IQ Program is designed to help young adults develop the skills, attitudes, and character associated with healthy relationships. Relationship IQ hires students for the following academic year in the spring. To learn about position opportunities, visit the Relationship IQ internship positions website.

Application Deadlines:
Applications Open: Friday, March 1st
Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 29th (or until position filled)
Interviews: Week of April 8th-12th
  Resilience-Informed Skills Education (RISE)

The RISE program seeks to build the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, service, and life skills resilience of our students by providing them with frameworks that can be used to navigate life's difficulties. The RISE Student Employees are integral in carrying out the mission and vision of the RISE program. The RISE Events Team reflects a passion for spreading awareness, education, and information about resilience to the community by supporting in all stages of programming of resilience events. The RISE Marketing Team creates relevant content about resilience and collaborates to manage, access, and grow the RISE instagram account.

Application Deadlines:
Applications Open: March 30
Interviews: Begin April 17
  Student Employment

There are various types of jobs available on-campus and off-campus. Our office encourages students to find opportunities to earn extra income and meaningful job experience while in school. For more information, please visit our on-campus jobs website.