Leadership Opportunities

In addition to Student Groups and Student Employment, John R. Lewis College offers volunteer leadership opportunities.

    Teach John R. Lewis College's 2-Credit Class

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    Upper Division John R. Lewis College students are invited to apply to teach CLTE 85: Social Justice in the winter quarter.  Student instructors go through training in November and January, and meet weekly with an instructor in the winter to explore materials, techniques, and tools to facilitate their own weekly section of 15-20 students for CLTE 85.  Applications for these positions are due in April for the following academic year. For more information, email Erin Ramsen at eramsden@ucsc.edu

  • Co-Facilitate Multicultural Community Weekend (MCW)

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    If you have participated in MCW, you can apply to be a co-facilitator.  You’ll work with a group of students and staff to develop this year’s MCW.   For more information, contact Erin Ramsden at eramsden@ucsc.edu.


  • Practical Activism Conference Planning

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    Planning begins in the spring quarter prior to the conference.  College Nine and John R. Lewis College students work collaboratively to develop content, plan workshops, and implement all aspects of the event. Recruitment for planners for the 2022 conference will begin soon! For more information, check out ways to get involved or email practicalactivism@gmail.com.

  • College Guides

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    College Guides are responsible for producing a successful orientation of new College Nine and John R. Lewis College students in the fall. This team assists several other programs throughout the year, serving as tour guides, leaders within the college community, and resources for new students. Recruitment takes place in the spring and requires early return for the fall quarter. This is a volunteer position with great perks! If interested, please contact the Activities Office at acpc910@ucsc.edu

  • Rumi's Field Peer Facilitator

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    Facilitators live on the Rumi’s Field floor, gain leadership and facilitation experience, and develop skills in nonviolent communication. The applications for this position are due in April for the following academic year. For more information on how to become a peer facilitator email coco@ucsc.edu

  • (H)ACER

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    The Apprenticeship in Community-Engaged Research Program provides undergraduate students with a variety of opportunities to participate in community-engaged scholarship. (H)ACER trains students in participatory research methodologies and creates opportunities for students to work in real world contexts. In collaboration with our community partners, students engage in projects that address pressing issues such as social, economic, educational, and environmental injustice through an approach that pushes against deficit and damage-centered frameworks and honors the cultural, social and epistemological strength of community members.

    To explore opportunities for undergraduates, please visit the (H)ACER website