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 JRLC 85: Social Justice Issues Workshop — a 2-unit, student-facilitated course in Winter Quarter that consists of a series of presentations, films, and workshops that address personal and cultural identity and examine social, cultural, political, environmental, and other justice concerns. The course creates a dynamic learning community, emphasizing small-group experiential learning as students build leadership skills and a learning community that develops their own culture of inquiry and exploration.

    Students can apply to be a JRLC 85 facilitator and earn 5 units (that also fulfill the PR General Education requirement) in late Fall Quarter. Selected student facilitators go through training and meet weekly with an instructor to explore materials, techniques, and tools to facilitate their own weekly section of 15-20 students for JRLC 85. For questions, please contact coco@ucsc.edu.

  • Co-Facilitate Social Justice and Community Weekend (SJCW)

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    The Social Justice and Community Weekend (formerly known as Multicultural Community Weekend or MCW) is an overnight retreat for students interested in diving into our college's themes to discover what social justice and community mean to them. Through a series of structured exercises and discussions, we will explore areas impacting our individual identities (e.g. race, class, sexual orientation, gender), the John R. Lewis College community, and our society as a whole. Learn more about how to apply for SJCW here!

    If you have participated in SJCW, you can apply to be a co-facilitator and collaborate with a group of students and staff to develop this year’s retreat. For more information contact coco@ucsc.edu.

  • Practical Activism Conference Planning

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    The Practical Activism Conference (PAC) is a day-long social justice conference led and organized by students from College Nine and John R. Lewis College, with the guidance of staff from the CoCurricular Programs Office. Student planners meet weekly in Fall and Winter Quarters, earning a total of 4-units that fulfill the PR General Education requirement. For more information, check out ways to get involved or email coco@ucsc.edu.

  • 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