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

The governing body of the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies pursuant to the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees is the Academic Governing Council (AGC). The AGC consist of all full-time, jointly-appointed, and consortial faculty. The Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the two Higher Education Officers (HEOs) who have primary responsibility for administration of the School’s two academic programs serve as ex-officio members without vote. At least one student from each department is elected in accordance to rules established by the student governing body; the ratio of student to faculty representation on the council shall not exceed 1:3. Students serve for up to three years; student elections shall be staggered to produce overlap between new and experienced student representatives. Initially, the AGC has the following standing committees: Steering and Elections Committee, Curriculum Committee, Admissions and Awards Committee, and Student Academic Appeals Committee. Students elect their representative members of each standing or ad hoc committee. All meetings of the Academic Governing Council are open to all members of the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies community. For more information about the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies AGC, visit

The SLU Student Union is the elected body of student government at CUNY SLU.  For more information, please visit here.

CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program

The CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership 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.  The program utilizes a social justice framework to engage student leaders in a variety of training, experiential, and mentoring activities.  The activities include interactive training workshops focusing on leadership and personal development, civic and community engagement, and social networking opportunities with LGBTQI industry and community leaders.  Student leaders work closely with the program director and program coordinator who facilitate the student leaders’ growth and development over the course of the program.  You can learn more information here.

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs

The Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs is 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. Learn more here. If you have any questions, contact

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. Learn more here.

National Society for Leadership & Success

The National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS) is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. The society’s mission is to build leaders who make a better world. 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. The society encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth, and strong leadership from its chapters and members around the world. Students are nominated for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Students who accept their nomination and pay the one-time membership dues participate in step-by-step program towards induction to build their leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, members are inducted into the Society.

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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. For more information contact: