Leadership Opportunities

Campus Opportunities

For more information on campus leadership opportunities, visit the Campus Life website.

Community Opportunities

Summer Urban Fellows Program

The Summer Urban Fellows Program, available to students who are residents of Rochester or enrolled at colleges and universities in the Rochester area, is sponsored by the University of Rochester. The Summer Urban Fellows Program provides program participants an internship with a stipend. The program includes weekly seminars examining urban issues conducted by faculty or community experts. Internships are with agencies that address urban issues. The program is designed to "emphasize civic engagement, promote learning about urban issues, and encourage a celebration and appreciation for cross-cultural issues and urban life."

Applications are available through the University of Rochester and are due by March 1st of each calendar year. The Vice President for Student Affairs & Diversity Initiatives sponsors one Fisher student per year to participate in the Summer Urban Fellows Program.

This program's focuses are:

Summer Fellowships - a four day week paid fellowship.

Urban Issues Workshops – weekly seminars which examine current issues conducted by faculty and community experts.

Community/Cultural Based Activities – Urban Fellows are invited/encouraged to participate in cultural events/activities.

End of Summer Institute – Urban Fellows develop a paper based on their personal research/experiences and present their work at the end of the summer symposia.

How can you experience this program? Area college students interested in Rochester Urban Fellow Program should complete the application by March 1st. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in or volunteer experience in urban issues."

Fisher students who are interested in being sponsored by Fisher should contact the Office of Student Affairs & Diversity Initiatives at (585) 385-8229.

LeaderShape

The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing, six-day summer experience that builds leadership skills conducted by LeaderShape, Inc. The LeaderShape Institute is conducted at sites selected by LeaderShape, Inc., such as Champaign, IL, Boston, MA, and Atlanta, GA. The Vice President for Student Affairs & Diversity Initiatives and the Student Government Association jointly sponsor participation by up to three Fisher students each year. Students considered for participation are nominated by staff and students involved with clubs and organizations on campus and complete an application which is submitted to the Vice President for Students Affairs & Diversity Initiatives. Students selected as LeaderShape participants automatically become members of the SGA Leadership Council and assist in the development of leadership activities for their peers at Fisher.

General information about the LeaderShape Institute can be found at: http://www.leadershape.org/

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