The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers leadership opportunities to enrich the student experience and help students develop their leadership skills.

Academic Governance Council

The governing body of the CUNY SLU comprising of faculty, administrators and student elected student representatives. Meetings are open to all members of the CUNY SLU community.

SLU Student Union

Get to know and join the SLU Student Union, the elected representative body for all SLU students on school-related matters.

CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program

The program brings together undergraduate students within the CUNY system for a year-long leadership training experience. The purpose of the program is to cultivate the next generation of LGBTQI leaders.

Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy

The Malave Leadership Academy (MLA) develops leadership values and skills through experiential civic engagement, advocacy activities, and leadership competency training. MLA students learn how to be effective leaders both within CUNY and within their own communities.

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program In Government & Public Affairs

CUNY’s university-wide hub for students who seek to build skills through experiential learning within the dynamic public sector of New York City, New York State and Washington, D.C.

National Society For Leadership & Success

The National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS) is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. The society is founded on the core beliefs that one can achieve one’s dreams with the proper support and dedicated action and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone.

CUNY BMI-SLU Leadership Program

The CUNY BMI-SLU Leadership Program is designed to increase and support the enrollment, retention, and graduation of students underrepresented in higher education, particularly men of color.

Student Ambassador

SLU Admissions Ambassadors are volunteers who play an important role as members of SLU’s Enrollment Services Office. Ambassadors support the Office in successfully conducting recruitment and outreach efforts. In their role, Ambassadors serve as a resourceful contact for prospective students and external community members to learn about SLU. The goal of the Admissions Ambassador program is to:

  • Assist in promoting SLU’s academic programs to increase enrollment
  • Create a networking and professional development opportunity for current students
  • Build an engaged community of SLU alumni

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Women’s Leadership Conference

Every fall semester, CUNY SLU students are invited to participate in the CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference. The goal of this invitation-only, one-day conference is to inspire women students with demonstrated leadership qualities to further develop their skills and realize their potential as leaders. In the past, keynote speakers have included Rosanna Rosado, publisher and CEO of El Diario/La Prensa; New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray; and Donna E. Shalala, President, Clinton Foundation.

Students interested in attending the Women’s Leadership Conference must be in good academic standing, and nominated by the Office of Student Affairs.

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