Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership is an opportunity for students to be involved in a variety of learning experiences here at Trinity Western University, whether on campus or in the community. Below are links that can be used to find out more information about student leadership roles available. Applications are due January 17th, 2020. Check the role descriptions for details.

Student Leader Roles

Apply for a Role

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If you have any questions about student leadership, please email studentlife@twu.ca

What is a Servant Leader?

Student Life seeks to provide students with leadership experiences that will allow students to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading others first-hand. The particular paradigm of leadership that TWU adheres to is known as "servant leadership."

The term "servant leadership" first became popularized by the book, Servant As Leader, written by Robert Greenleaf in 1970. In Greenleaf's words: 

The difference manifest itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people's highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and most difficult to administer , is: do those served grow as persons;do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?

- Robert Greenleaf

Here at TWU we strive to teach and embody the pattern of servant-leadership exemplified by Jesus Christ. Jesus explained to his followers that their practice of leadership was to be distinctly different than the self-seeking, self-serving, and domineering style of leadership often found in the world: "Whoever would be first among you must be servant of all" (Mk 10:42-44; Mt 20:25-28).