Leadership Opportunities

We foster holistic student growth, development, and success through a variety of student leadership programming.

Student Leadership Academy

UNH Manchester’s Student Leadership Academy is designed to give you professional and networking opportunities to become a leader in your community and career. From assuming a student leader role on campus to fostering social change off campus, you’ll broaden interpersonal and leadership skills through engagement, collaboration and community service.

Student Leadership Application

Urban Adventure: Join other Leadership Academy students for a day of fun and instructive team building.

Three Academic Courses: Learn effective leadership and collaborative theories to apply to your career.

  1. UMST 525 - Exploring Leadership
  2. UMST 526 - Social Justice and Student Leadership 
  3. One of the following:
    • UMST 599 - Urban Social Justice (1 credit)
    • UMST 521 - Tutor Development (3 credits)
    • UMST 531 - Engaging in the Community: Learning through Service (1 credit)

Community Involvement: Strengthen your leadership skills by filling one or more of the following roles:

  • Student Club/Organization leader
  • Peer tutor through the Center for Academic Enrichment
  • Career Peer through Career and Professional Success office
  • Peer Assistant Leader
  • Mentor Ambassador for Transfer Engagement
  • Orientation Leader
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Representative in a university committee
  • Approved role in other community organization

Leadership Mentoring Sessions: Build your network by participating in ongoing leadership sessions with community leaders.

Applied Leadership Project: Put your leadership skills to the test by developing, organizing and executing an event, program or activity centered around community involvement.

Portfolio Project: Showcase your knowledge, leadership and accomplishments by presenting a multi-component portfolio.

  • Strengthen your leadership skills by developing a personal philosophy to put into action in a student leader role on campus
  • Build interpersonal and collaborative skills by designing leadership development programs for peers, practicing cooperative mentoring and exploring civic issues through group discussion
  • Become a socially just leader by increasing your understanding of cultural identities and promoting inclusion and equality both on campus and in the community
  • Gain the practical experience employers want by combining classroom with real-world learning and building effective communication and leadership skills for a more robust résumé

Peer-to-peer leadership


Peer Mentoring
Peer mentors

Mentors to first year and transfer students


Peer Mentors
Peer Tutoring
Peer tutors

Help classmates reach their academic potential


Peer Tutors
Women Reading Books
Career peers

Help classmates prepare for their futures

Career Peers


The Power of Entrepreneurial Action

Enactus is an international organization that mobilizes students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Professor Kelly Kilcrease serves as the Walton Fellow responsible for advising UNH's Enactus Team in Manchester. For more information or to join, contact Professor Kilcrease.

Through local projects and community engagement, students on the Enactus team hope to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

The team won the “Rookie of the Year” award at the national Enactus convention in 2009, and consistently competes in the annual Enactus Regional Competition.


UNH Manchester's Enactus team has developed Granted, an app designed to connect entrepreneurs with grants to help fund their ventures. It features available grants nationwide, as well as tips to apply for grants and launch a business.

Orientation leaders


Our Orientation Leaders (OLs) are responsible for initially welcoming new students to our campus throughout the summer and winter months. They have a diverse understanding of the resources available and aim to assist in a student’s academic and social integration into our community. OLs guide students through our building on tours, answer FAQs from the student perspective and help students prepare for their first semester at UNH Manchester.

Become an orientation leader