Mason Family Flash

Student leadership opportunities

There are various virtual and other leadership opportunities available for your student to get involved at Mason.

Student Advocacy and Support Center (SSAC)
Substance Use Peer Educators (SUPE)
SSAC is launching a new peer educator program focused on substance use prevention within the Mason community. The SUPEs will gain valuable leadership and public speaking skills while receiving a paid stipend at the end of each semester. Applications are open until April 15th at 11 p.m. on Mason360 at Your student can email if they have any questions.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)
Leadership Advocate Meetings
Your student can join LEAD every Tuesday night until the end of the semester as we come together as a community to discuss a variety of leadership topics. Your student can use this as another opportunity to socialize with other Mason students struggling with distance learning. If your student is interested in being a part of these meetings, they can email Lisa Snyder to receive the WebEx link to connect.

Brown Bag Leadership Series
On Wednesday, April 29 at 1 p.m., LEAD is hosting a brown bag lunch as they dive into women’s leadership in politics. The brown bag lunch series is designed to empower change, challenge the systems of oppression that exist, and encourage students to lead more effectively and ethically. Your student can be part of the conversation to collaboratively discuss the history of women’s leaderships and next steps moving forward. To RSVP, visit:

Alumni Leadership Speaker Series
Whether your student is graduating soon or just starting out at Mason, it’s never too soon to start thinking about future endeavors. LEAD invites your student to join an amazing panel of Mason Alumni from multiple professional fields. The panelists will be a mixture of individuals that have chosen to attend graduate school, while others chose to join the workforce. This is a diverse group of panelists who will share their experiences during their years at Mason. Throughout the discussion, there will be an exploration on how to thrive after graduation. The event will take place on the evening of April 20, 2020. To RSVP for the virtual Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, visit:

Virtual Leadership Learning
LEAD is pleased to offer a variety of different ways that students can access virtual leadership education experiences. Check out some of the amazing opportunities that the LEAD Office, and their campus partners, provide virtually to help strengthen and enhance your leadership experience at

Amie Mbye
Graduate Assistant of Family Programs
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