At Sewanee, students have so many opportunities to be involved in short- and long-term leadership roles and programs. With more than 100 significant leadership roles on campus, students are leading their peers and influencing University programs and services.

Students lead their peers in so many important roles on campus. From Head Proctors to leaders in the Student Government Association, students have a chance to make significant decisions and impact on campus.  Students serve as peer leaders in Orientation, the Sewanee Outing Program, Athletics, and in the Residence Halls. Students lead the way in our sustainability efforts, on athletic teams, and in our more than 100 student organizations. 

Civic & Global Leadership Certificate

The Civic and Global Leadership Certificate offers two tracks of academic study and credit designed to complement students’ academic year or summer civic engagement internships. Students planning to complete 500 hours of service through the following internships are eligible to apply.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society founded in 1914. ODK recognizes leaders who have contributed to the life of the college in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and media; creative and performing arts. Only juniors and seniors whose GPAs are in the top 35 percent are eligible for nomination, and membership in the Sewanee circle cannot exceed three percent of the student population.

Center for Leadership

The Sewanee Center for Leadership was established to advance leaders and leadership in order to fulfill the University's mission, foster continual University improvement, and achieve the values of EQB. The center provides an institutional structure for our community's leadership development. It facilitates creative problem-solving, collaboration across groups, and our ability to harvest collective knowledge—and spur the action needed—to move Sewanee into the future.

Leadership Fellows

The Leadership Fellows Program seeks to create collective action toward a shared goal of cultural change on campus through work as a cohort. The Fellows' work is informed by the social change model of leadership development.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee of varsity student-athletes selected by head coaches to provide insight on the Sewanee student-athlete experience. Members provide input on departmental policies and support community service efforts such as staffing for Special Olympics and initiatives for Sewanee Elementary School.

Student Trustees

Two students from the College and one student from the School of Theology are selected to serve on the Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of individuals from each of the 28 Dioceses of the Protestant Episcopal Church that own, support, and control the University. The Board of Trustees elects and appoints a Board of Regents, a Chancellor, a Vice-Chancellor, and a Chaplain to serve the University and govern matters related to the Charter, the Constitution, and the University Domain.

Sustain Leaders Program

The Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability sponsors the Sustain Leaders program. This program is designed to enhance students' involvement in sustainability through diverse projects that address critical university and community needs, while simultaneously cultivating skill sets that will help them succeed in future careers and grow in leadership. Through their hands-on involvement, from start to finish, each project has the opportunity to positively, and continually, impact Sewanee for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Peer Health Educators

Peers work together to foster a thriving community by promoting healthy lifestyles through action and dialogue. Members become part of a highly skilled, diverse team of students committed to providing accurate, nonjudgmental health and wellness information to the Sewanee community. Venues include residence halls, Greek organizations, and classrooms. PHE's can obtain certification as a Peer Educator through a nationally recognized training program, and develop teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills. Topic areas include: alcohol and other drugs, body image, bystander intervention, mental health, sexual health, and communication.