Rice University encourages a high level of student self-governance throughout the undergraduate and graduate experience. With this in mind, the Office of Student Activities endeavors to provide leadership theory and skill-based programs to develop the leadership abilities of Rice students and enhance their level of self-governance.
Leaders are not born, they are made through their experience, knowledge, relationships, and skills. It is the goal of Student Activities to empower students at Rice to develop into leaders and to take actions that positively benefit the world. To learn more about both, Student Activities leadership opportunities and campus and community leadership opportunities, please see below. If you have questions about any of the opportunities or would like to suggest future programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Base Camp will offer short, 20 minute workshops designed to provide clubs and student leaders with the resources they will need to be successful.
The IMPACT Rice Retreat (IRR) is a weekend leadership retreat for freshmen and sophomores, run entirely by upperclassmen. This is a great opportunity to network, develop skills, and learn about yourself.
Four Lunch and Lead sessions are held every semester, and focus on a unique leadership topic designed to enhance studentsâ€™ skills and knowledge. Past topics have ranged from legacy development to effective delegation. Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last!
The Summit leadership program is geared towards campus-wide student leaders and aims to provide participants with a supportive peer network and teach students how to maximize their organizationâ€™s potential, create positive change on campus, and effectively utilize the strengths of their leadership team.
Women Leading through Empowerment, Affiliations, and Development (WomenLEAD) offers programs that bring in a female speaker to discuss leadership through the eyes of women.