Student senators meet to discuss their weekly agenda

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Whether your passion is break dancing, missions or business development, Calvin provides resources for you to grow as a leader in your area of interest.


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Leadership focus: Student Senate

Leadership focus: Student Senate

Student Senate President David Kuenzi lends a student voice to college decisions.

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Other ways to lead

As early as your freshman year, you can be a leader on campus. Run for Student Senate, volunteer for dorm leadership positions or start your own student organization!

Dorm leadership

Start as an activities coordinator for your floor and you could go on to be a Barnabas, cultural discerner, community partnership coordinator or even your dorm president! Learn more.

Worship leaders

Audition to play for chapel or L.O.F.T. on a regular basis. After your first year, apply for the Worship Apprentice program. You can also help lead dorm worship or play for student-run worship activities like Verve and ReigKnight. Learn more.

Student senators

Land a spot on Student Senate as a first-year student and help improve the student experience at Calvin. Later, run for one of the vice-presidential positions or student body president! Learn more.

Orientation leadership

Help new students make Calvin their home during orientation. Apply in the second semester for orientation leader and intern positions. Learn more.

Multicultural and international leadership

Help new students thrive in the Calvin learning environment, and raise awareness about multicultural issues around campus. Learn more.

Student organizations and club leadership

Find a leadership position in one of Calvin’s many student organizations, or start your own! Learn more.

John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows

A small group of students who are selected to participate in a series of leadership development opportunities during their first two years of college. These opportunities prepare Perkins Fellows to address big issues like poverty, injustice, racism and materialism. Perkins Fellows strive to be servant leaders who are committed to renewal and restoration of our communities.Learn more.