We offer opportunities for you to grow as a leader where you live, where you volunteer or work, or where you find connections with others. Make great things happen where it matters most to you.
Lead Where You Live
Residence Hall Advisors (RAs) are experienced upper-level students who live in residence halls and help lead the community and mentor other students.
- Cooperative residences are independent and student-governed
- Graduate Resident Fellows (GRFs) are graduate students who live in West Campus Houses and give guidance in matters academic and intellectual.
Lead Where You Belong
- Student organizations number more than 1,000 and are as diverse as Cornell’s student body.
- Sorority & Fraternity Life centers around living the core principles of leadership, self-governance, integrity, and interpersonal competence.
Lead Where You Relax
- Community Centers on North and West Campus and the Willard Straight Hall Student Union are hubs of activity on campus.
Lead Where you Volunteer and Work
- Student jobs such as fitness instructors and monitors, and Cornell Dining staff, provide opportunities for growth and advancement.
- The David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement provides opportunities for leadership engagement in the local community.
Hundreds of students volunteer annually to welcome our newest students during Orientation. This experience provides opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills.
The Cornell Team and Leadership Center trains and hires students to facilitate leadership and team development workshops on campus and at our off-campus challenge course.