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Are you interested in becoming a student leader?!

The Office of Student Life is excited that you are interested in serving our USF community!  We are now recruiting student leaders for the following positions: Orientation Coordinators, Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, Campus Ministry Advocates, and Cougar Activities Board.

These student leader roles help facilitate a sense of belonging and connection at USF by providing peer-to-peer support, hosting social and educational programs, and building a sense of community.  With the talent, energy, and spirit of our student leaders, our university stands well-positioned to provide a true co-curricular program that encourages students to live fully engaged.

Students participating in the IMPACT Student Leadership Program embody the best of University of Sioux Falls and gain valuable experiences in areas such as soft skills while gaining real-world leadership experience, communication, student development, facilitating change, leadership, mentoring, problem-solving, and decision-making, team building, and the management of others.

Please see below for more information about each of these roles and the recruitment and selection timeline.

New applicants are students who have never applied or were not offered a position in the past. You are required to complete all steps to be considered for any of the leadership positions.

Returning applicants are students who currently or have previously held an IMPACT Student Leadership position.

If you have any questions about these roles or the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Or simply stop by the Student Life Office for a quick chat!


IMPACT Student Leadership serve the community in many ways.  Below is a list of each of the IMPACT student leader group and a brief description of the aspect of community life the organization addresses.

Please note certain positions have an asterisk, this means a student must have previous experience in that student leader group to hold that position.


Each living area is assigned a student to serve as a Resident Assistant.  The responsibility of the RA is to lead residents in developing an atmosphere that will help students in spiritual, academic, and social growth.  As representatives of the Office of Student Life, they are also entrusted with the responsibility to see that all regulations concerning housing and conduct are maintained.  As mentors, encouragers, counselors, and organizers of living area activities, the RAs are a vital element of the Residence Life program.

Positions Available: Approximately 25-30 Resident Assistants


The student body annually elects three of the five students which comprise the Executive Council for Student Government.  The positions are Student Body President, Vice President, Treasurer, President of Campus Ministries, and President of Cougar Activities Board.  These five students provide leadership to the student body and are key liaisons between students and the administration.  Students also annually elect Student Senators to represent each grade level that acts in cooperation with the administration as the agency to help coordinate campus activities, improve campus conditions for the students, and function as the student voice in communication between the administration, faculty, and students.

Positions Available: Student Body President*, Student Body Vice President*, Treasurer*, Student Senator


The Cougar Activities Board (CAB) is a group of energetic and dedicated students who are committed to developing Christ-honoring activities that bring the campus together.  Each position is responsible for areas in athletic/recreational events, concerts, fine arts/movies, major/traditional events, off-campus events, and publicity.

Positions Available: President*, Intramurals Coordinator, Photographer, Prevention & Awareness Coordinator, Social Media & Marketing Coordinator, Event Coordinator (4)


Each living area on campus has a Campus Ministry Advocate (CMA) who has the responsibility of encouraging spiritual growth in the lives of students in their living area.  Each MA provides counsel and encouragement while planning and directing the activities that foster the spiritual life in the living area.  In short, the MA is the pastor to each living area.  MAs also provide opportunities for students to become involved in ministry on our campus, in our local community, and around the world.

Positions Available: President*, Campus Ministry Advocate (each hall will have two MAs)


Orientation Coordinators (OC) is a team of students who assist in the transition that new students make from home to university life.  The member becomes involved in individual students' lives, as well as assisting in carrying out group activities and programs.

Positions Available: 4-5 Orientation Coordinators


Peer Mentors are experienced student leaders who have demonstrated academic and community success.  Their main focus is to develop relationships with new students and to assist them with transitioning to university life.  Peer Mentors connect with new students through the SDV100 course, which is part of the First Year Experience.  SDV100 introduces students to the USF community and encourages a holistic approach to life-long learning.

Positions Available: Approximately 20 Peer Mentors