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Leadership Opportunities

Georgia Southwestern is synonymous with leadership and our tight-knit campus is bursting with opportunities for students to cultivate their communication, creativity, and team-working skills. Our academic excellence and engagement core values create an environment that is conducive to developing student leaders who bring valuable skills to the workplace. We offer leadership opportunities through a variety of departments that allow students to broaden their knowledge and get hands-on experience just steps away from residence halls and classes.

Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program

This prestigious program honors the legacy of GSW alumnus and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter through student leadership and service.

Marshals group

GSW Marshals

GSW Marshals are invited to serve as university ambassadors and hosts for special GSW events on and off campus.

Marshals group


By offering their commitment to GSW, Zephyrs provide guided tours of our beautiful campus and gain recruiting skills.

SGA students swear in

Student Government Association (SGA)

The SGA serves to represent the interests of the student body and sponsors a number of events to benefit the campus and community.

Greek Students

Greek Life

Join a sorority or fraternity to build lifelong friendships and foster leadership, service, and excellence.

AAMI members

African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

AAMI promotes engagement in mentorship collaborations, workshops, motivational speaking sessions, and cultural travel experiences.

Storm Spotters

Storm Spotters

Storm Spotters are motivated student leaders who assist with new student orientation and programming for first-year students.

Residential Leader

Residential Leaders (RL)

The RL position is a critical role to Residence Life and provides opportunities to develop valuable leadership and communication skills.

SET Team

Student Engagement Team (SET)

The SET team is a student group that plans and coordinates weekly and campus-wide events for GSW students to enjoy throughout the year.

mentor advisor with student

GSW Mentor Program

The GSW Mentor Program offers undergraduate students the chance to be paired with upperclassmen to assist with navigating the college experience.

Thunder Camp Student Directors

Thunder Camp Student Directors

Thunder Camp is Georgia Southwestern's extended orientation program designed to assist incoming freshmen transition into college.

Canes Spotlights highlight Georgia Southwestern students who hold leadership roles, are involved in extracurricular activities and excel academically on campus. Canes Spotlights are nominated by faculty and staff.
Tyler Cobb