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Student Leadership

Students who have completed a year of GSP are eligible to serve in a leadership role. Student leadership is a core component of the Global Scholars Program’s living-learning community. Student leaders serve as role-models and mentors, working in partnership with staff to build deep interpersonal relationships and an overall strong multicultural community. 

GSP provides courses and ongoing training for students to develop their intercultural leadership skills for their GSP roles and for their futures. Student leaders may live in North Quad but are not required to do so.

Keep reading to learn more GSP leadership opportunities.

Peer Facilitators

Peer Facilitators (PFs) complete ALA 212: Facilitating Global Engagement and return to GSP for a second year. Peer Facilitators follow a GSP curriculum, bringing their unique personalities and experiences to help guide interactions. There are two types of Peer Facilitators: Collaborative Group Facilitators (CGFs) and Dialogue Facilitators (DFs).

Collaborative Group Facilitators

CG Facilitators work in pairs to co-lead a group of first year students in weekly Collaborative Groups. They facilitate conversations and activities related to the GSP curriculum as outlined by the ALA 210  instructional team and they support CG members completing their Global Engagement Internships. 

Dialogue Facilitators

Dialogue Facilitators work closely alongside GSP staff to develop and facilitate dialogue opportunities that will fulfill ALA 210-211 course requirements. They have the important task of creating opportunities for urgent, meaningful conversations and increasing the depth of our community's relationships and interactions. 

Visit our Peer Facilitator Directory.

Special Project Leads

Special Project Leads (SPL) are GSP student leaders who are unable to complete ALA 212: Facilitating Global Engagement but who have a strong desire to continue contributing to the community. They are matched with meaningful GSP projects that suit their skills and interests, such as contributing to the GSP Blog, assisting with our annual conference on Global Citizenship in Practice, coordinating alumnx activities, and assisting with marketing and recruitment. SPL's attend GSP leadership training events and receive ongoing training throughout the year as a part of their role responsibilities.

Residential Staff

GSP Resident Advisors (RAs) typically have at least one year of GSP experience and are committed to creating a just and multicultural-inclusive residential community. They live in North Quad and consider the unique needs of our globally-diverse community, establish strong relationships with residents, and provide opportunities for residents to socialize and explore their global social justice passions.

Visit the resident advisor directory.

Advisory Council

Students who return to GSP for a third or fourth year serve on the GSP Advisory Council (AC). As senior community leaders, AC members work in partnership with staff to shape a vibrant, welcoming, and distinctively global program. They advise staff on the direction of the program, ensuring that GSP remains student-driven, and they serve as important community role models responsible for warmly welcoming new GSP members.

The Advisory Council also coordinates the annual GSP Culture Show and oversees GSP's student committees. Committees plan and coordinate GSP events and activities. Examples from past years include museum trips, dinners at restaurants from various cuisines, movie nights, book clubs, and events that promote environmental justice and sustainability practices.As a part of their membership responsibilities, AC members complete ongoing training, attend a guest-speaker series on organizing for global social justice, and have the opportunity to receive academic credit during the fall semester.