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Campus Leadership Programs

Mount St. Mary’s University offers various leadership programs. Each program provides an excellent experience focused on leadership development.
Please email iLEAD for more information.

Activities Management Program (AMP)

► Campus Activities

The Activities Management Program (AMP) offers students an exhaustive and free leadership development program that provides training in the various technical, facilitation, and judgment skills necessary to become an event planning professional.

C.O.R.E. (Community Outreach Realizing Equality)

► Office of Social Justice

C.O.R.E. is the leadership development program offered by the Office of Community Service at Mount St. Mary’s. The CORE leaders are undergraduate students who are selected and trained to facilitate social justice and service experiences on campus, in our local community, and across the country.

Course Simulations

► Institute for Leadership, Ethics, Achievement and Development (iLEAD)

Course simulations afford students opportunities at leadership development. Faculty and iLEAD staff work with undergraduate students who are selected and trained to participate in the simulation at a local or national venue. Course simulations include the Model Arab League, Model European Union and the Model Maryland Student Legislature.


► Career Center

Internships are hands-on experiences that relate to a specific major or career interest and usually involve training and responsibilities for which the student has already completed appropriate academic coursework. The Career Center works with students to find appropriate internship opportunites.

The Career Center also offers a special program for students who want to live and work in Washington D.C. for a semester called the Mount in Washington Internship.

Mount Ambassadors

► Edward Wright, Director 

Mount Ambassadors are the true face of the University, offering their unique perspective to visitors and telling them the Mount story. Mount Ambassadors serve a vital role to the success of Mount St. Mary’s University and the Office of Admissions. There are approximately 65 ambassador positions available each year. This volunteer leadership position is one of elite status requiring a high standard of committment and a selective application process.

Outdoor Adventures

► Chris Duffy, Director

The Outdoor Adventures Program provides various excursions and courses in teambuilding. This is an excellent opportunity for exploration and leadership development in the natural environment.

Peer Mentors (Orientation)

A Peer Mentor is an important student leadership position held at the Mount. Peer Mentors serve as a resource for new students and their families during the June and August orientation programs. As a result of their experience and training, Peer Mentors have knowledge of all campus resources and serve as role models for new students.

Residence Leadership Community

► Institute for Leadership, Ethics, Achievement and Development (iLEAD)

The Leadership Community is located in Powell Hall. It provides an environment that develops each resident’s leadership, communication and professional skills. This community is housed on the third floor of Powell Hall, which features a quiet, studious environment. The Leadership Residential Community is dedicated to developing leadership skills among suites, and in harmony with Undergraduate Goal #6, A Life Well-Lived: “Continue a life of learning, growth in faith and mature spirituality, and service to the common good.” Accordingly, this community will provide students with an enriched and unique housing experience, connected to curricular and co-curricular goals. It is co-sponsored by iLEAD.

Students wishing to enroll in the Leadership Residential Community must:

  • Maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA

  • Complete a group application by the deadline.

Resident Assistants (Student Life)

► Residence Life and Housing Operations

A Resident Assistant is a part-time paraprofessional staff member in the Residence Life Office and reports directly to a full-time staff member of the University and ultimately to the Dean of Students. This position is considered to be a major student leadership position in the residential life system.

Study Abroad

► Office of the Provost

Study Abroad is an oppotunity for students to learn about different cultures and languages, enhancing their leadership through challenging experiences outside of their daily environment. 

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