Find Your Leadership Home!

Here at Catholic, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore who you are as a leader. While we seek to empower you with all of the tools necessary to become a successful student leader, we want to also empower you to find the path to gain those skills that speaks to you! Take a look at the many exciting and engaging leadership opportinties offered through both the Office of Campus Activities, and the campus-wide community! 

Leadership Application and Interview Support

Leadership Application and Interview Prompts

  • Applying for a leadership position and not sure how to prepare? Leading as a Cardinal has you covered! We have compiled a list of 15 prompts that you shoud use to reflect on your leadership development. Many of these prompts (or a version of them) are commonly found on leadership applications, so these prompts will allow you to think about answering questions through a leadership lens and be better prepared for applications and interviews. To view the prompts, click here

Apply Yourself! Workshop

  • Are you applying to be an Orientation Advisor, Resident Assistant or Student Minister? Attend our leadership workshop for a complete guide to student leader applications and interviews! We will be discussing how to apply non-leadership experiences to these leadership roles and interview tips, along with how to answer questions from a leadership perspective and talk through similar themes and questions across all three applications. Along with this, we will complete a mock interview, complete a team player assessment, and help with final interview preparations! Our January workshop will be hosted on January 16 from 6-7pm in The Nest (Pryz 300) and you can RSVP here. This workshop will focus more on the interview portion of the process, since applications should have already been submitted.

Student Leadership Opportunities on Campus

Resident Assistants

Residence Life

Residence Life offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved and grow as a leader within your living communities. For more information go to

  • Resident Assistant
  • Hall Security Assistant/Team Lead
  • ResLife Office Assistant/Manager

Orientation Advisor

Orientation Advisor

Become part of the team thats all about welcoming new Cardinals to their new home! This is a great leadership expeirence for anyone looking to gain connetions, become a mentor, work in a team setting, grow in confidence, and so much more. For more information go to


Center for Academic and Career Success

The Center for Academic and Career Success, is a great place to prepared and connected to various opportunties across campus and within the grater Washington D.C. area. Be sure to stop by their Office in Garvey Hall! For more information go to

  • Work Study/Non-Work Study
  • Internships (For-Profit and Non-Profit)
  • Community Engagement

 Student Ministers

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a great place to merge your love of faith and Jesus Christ and leadership. Campus Ministry offers a host of opportunites to deepn your knowledge of your faith, connect and grow spirtually and practice servant leadership within the Catholic Univeristy of America community. For more information go to

  • Campus Ministers (a.k.a- Student Ministers)
  • Cardinal Service Corps
  • DC Reads Tutors and Team Leaders
  • Campus Minsitry Retreat (Retreat Leaders)
  • Faith Based Students Organizations
  • Immersion Trips
  • Office Student Staff (Work Study)
  • Liturgy Team
  • Events Team
  • Communications Team
  • Outreach Team
  • Men's and Women's Ministry Teams
Program Board

Program Board

Be a part of the student-run event programming organization. Plan on-campus events including concerts, speakers, comedians, movies, and various traditional events. For more information go to


Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative body for the undergraduate students of The Catholic University of America. Students can get involved in SGA through the Senate, Treasury Board, Executive Initiatives and more! For more information go to    


Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students offers student staff opportunities through several functional areas. For more information go to

They also oversee PEERS, which stands for Peer Educators Empowering Respectful Students. Educate your fellow peers on alcohol and other drug education, sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships and mental health awareness. For more information go to


Center for Cultural Engagement

The Center for Cultural Engagement (CCE) advances The Catholic University of America’s commitment to a campus and a world that values every human being, and supports and celebrates their uniqueness, experiences, and contributions. The CCE hosts a variety of cultural events and intercultural education opportunities that can help you become a better student leader. You can formally join the student staff in one of the following roles:

  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Intercultural Education Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Cultural Event Coordinator
  • Take Flight Coordinator

You can also bring your own projects or ideas and make them happen with the support of the CCE. Previous projects include: an intercultural art exhibit, Our Voices publication, and a community library. For more information go to


Busch School of Business

The Busch School of Business seeks to create learning experiences and opportunities that go far beyond the classroom. Business Students can take advantage of their various leadership opportunties. For more information go to

  • Busch Ambassadors Program
  • Deans Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
  • Busch School Mentorship Program
  • Clubs and Organizations