Living Leadership

Monmouth College provides opportunities for all students to explore and enhance their leadership skills and abilities, thereby exposing each student to experiences where he or she can become an active, principled leaders within organizations and communities.

Here are some of the ways that students can develop their leadership talents:

Student Organizations
There are over 70 organizations, groups, and teams to choose from. As a first year student, joining a residence hall council is a great place to start. Eventually, you can increase your responsibility within organizations by becoming an officer or a committee member. Contact any of these student organizations.

Athletics and Intramurals
Getting involved in any type of sport in beneficial to not only your physical well being but skill development including character building and teamwork. There are 47 intercollegiate and intramural teams to get involved with. Visit the intramurals sports page.

Residence Life Staff
Becoming a Resident Assistant, a Head Resident, or a House Manager is a challenging yet very rewarding position. This is a fantastic way for you to develop and polish your leadership skills. Contact 309-457-2113 or reslife@monmouthcollege.edu.

Scot Ambassadors
Students are chosen annually to work with the Admissions Office to assist in student recruitment efforts. These student leaders give tours to prospective students and their families as well as assist with open houses and hosting overnight guests. Contact the Office of Admissions at 309-457-2133 or admissions@monmouthcollege.edu.

Orientation Leaders
Do you remember being nervous and anxious when you first arrived on campus? As an Orientation Leader you will have the opportunity to make an impact on new students by helping them adjust to college life. Contact 309-457-2345 or stockdale@monm.edu.

Fraternity and Sorority Life
With over 150 years of tradition, Fraternity and Sorority Life is dedicated to building future societal leaders. Fraternities and sororities provide you with a wealth of opportunities to discover and refine your leadership potential. Learn more about men's and women's fraternities here.

Hall Government
Hall Council is an excellent way to get involved and help make a difference where you live. Through participation you can experience executive board positions, budget management, and program planning. Speak to a Resident Assistant or Head Resident for more information. Contact 309-457-2113 or reslife@monmouthcollege.edu.

Leadership Development Programs

Take charge of improving your leadership skills. The Monmouth College Leadership Development Program offers many conferences, workshops and roundtables that can help you develop and improve your leadership skills.

Enrich Others Through Service

Alternative Spring Break
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Immerse yourself in a week-long service trip where you can make an impact. Students have worked in the Appalachian Mountains, a South Dakota Native American Reservation, and North and South Carolina, and Mississippi to assist with Hurricane Katrina Relief. The only fee for participation is $150, which covers travel, lodging, and most expenses for the week. Contact 309-457-2268 or engage@monmouthcollege.edu.

Student Organizations Dedicated to Service
A variety of groups on campus provide service to our community and nation as a central component of their mission. Each of these groups is open to all students.

Student Organizations Incorporating Service
There are several student organizations that include service as an integral part of their operation, as they believe that participation in one’s community is critical to their overall work as an organization.