Leadership Development Opportunities

Student Activities' Mission is to provide the foundation for student organizations and their initiatives by facilitating activities and connecting students to involvement and leadership opportunities. These leadership opportunities exist in the form of workshops, conferences, a course, and various student employee and leadership roles.

We commit to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes experiential learning opportunities that: 

Empower students to develop, plan, and implement programs and events
Enhance student's personal growth by assisting them in developing their knowledge, skills, and values
Encourage students to make ethical decisions and understand the impact of their choices on their community

Check out Leadership Development Opportunities below.

Hilltop Leaders Course

 Hilltop Leaders is a year-long course for sophomores who are interested in discovering who they are as leaders and how they can create change in the world.

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Course Highlights:

  • Interactive weekly classes with local guest speakers
  • A day-long retreat
  • Service Opportunities
  • Texas Capitol Tour
  • A three-day local Austin Immersion experience

Hilltop Leaders is structured specifically for up and coming sophomores to apply, interview, and be selected in order to engage with local Austin leaders from various sectors. Throughout this year-long course, the students develop beneficial leadership knowledge, skills, values, and professional connections.


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Leadership Conferences

Leadership Conferences are interactive, energizing and unique experiences open to all St. Edward's University students. They specifically focus on leadership development, personal discovery, and relationship building. Participants will leave the Leadership Conference experience with a clarified view of their role as a leader in community and at St. Edward's.  

Leadership Conferences occur once during the Fall semester and once during the Spring semester. This year the dates will be November 2 - 4, 2018 and April 12 - 14, 2019.  Tabling and Informational sessions will be held during the month of October in the Fall semester. Here is the registration link: bit.ly/LeaderShip18 . If you have any questions, please contact our Leadership Conferences Co-Directors, Jordan Welch (jwelch1 [at] stedwards.edu) or Andrea Steward (asteward [at] stedwards.edu).  


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Red Doors Society

The Red Doors Society (RDS) is a student leadership team-based organization that delivers leadership workshops. It aims to develop students by utilizing various leadership models and experiential activities. RDS is open to all St. Edward's University students.

This program is a great way to get connected to other St. Edward's students who are interested in clarifying their values, growing as leaders, and creating positive change in their communities!

There is no application required as all undergraduate students are welcome! 

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Additional Leadership Opportunities

Leadership development happens all across campus! Check out these other opportunities to expand your leadership potential:


Contact Us

Office of Student Activities
involvement [at] stedwards.edu