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Leadership isn’t handed to you. It’s learned, and it’s earned. Clark supplies many opportunities to drive positive change in the university community and beyond. You just have to embrace them.

Never underestimate the impact of serving a cause beyond yourself. At Clark, you will connect with a community to work toward common goals, and in the process build your own leadership and communication skills. By participating in student organizations, volunteering in the city, and collaborating with partners both on and off campus, you help fulfill Clark’s mission to make a difference in the world.

Lead the Way

Leadership Summits

Take advantage of Clark’s fall and spring Leadership Summits, which help student club leaders — and those who aspire to become leaders — acquire lifelong skills in collaboration, inclusivity, and communication in our diverse world.


Emerging Leaders Institute

If your goal is to become a campus leader — a resident adviser, peer adviser, mentor, club officer, employee, or another role — you can apply for the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). The summit includes field trips, activities, and group discussions that explore the meaning of leadership. Students completing the program receive certificates and recommendation for leadership positions on campus. For more information, contact Kamaro Abubakar, assistant director of campus life.


Millennium Leadership Conference

The Millennium Leadership Conference provides a space for socially conscious leaders within the Worcester community to combat and challenge social justice issues. This year’s conference is “Unapologetically Living Our Stories: What Does it Mean to Live Purposefully?”

Leadership Opportunities at Clark

You’ll find plenty of ways to interact with fellow students and make their time at Clark enjoyable and productive. Check out these opportunities.

Student Council
MOSAIC
ACE Mentors
Connections Mentors
Resident Advisers
Peer Advisers

Service Learning at Clark

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Community & Volunteering

Clark’s volunteer efforts in Worcester reflect our commitment to be active citizens and good neighbors. Here, you’ll have many opportunities to work with community partners to effect positive change in areas ranging from health care to education.

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Student organizations

Participating in student organizations is a great way to connect with other Clarkies while building your career skills in leadership and communication. You’ll discover the benefits to you, and the community, when you come together for a purpose.

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Community Partnerships

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