Student Leadership and Service

Strengthen your skills and communities

At Drake, you can put your talents to work for others through the many opportunities to get involved in community service and grow as a leader.

Find Your Voice

From Student Senate to Greek life, there are many ways to get involved, increase your skills and gain valuable leadership experience.

A member of Drake student council speaking to other students outside on campus

Student Senate

Every student is eligible to run for a Student Senate position, and as a member you’ll play an important part in campus life. 

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Student Athlete Leadership Opportunities

At Drake, you’ll do much more than compete. You’ll develop skills that will help you become a leader both on and off the field. 

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Title IX

In the event of sexual or interpersonal misconduct, there are people here who can support you and provide you with resources, including an overview of options for reporting the incident. 

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Fraternity and Sorority Leadership

As part of Drake’s Greek life, you’ll have numerous opportunities each semester to make a difference in the community. 

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Leadership Concentration

Drake’s undergraduate concentration in leadership allows you to gain skills that are essential to elevating yourself in your profession and community. This hands-on interdisciplinary minor is open to all Drake students, regardless of major.

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Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute

The Institute offers a variety of programs focused on leadership training, with emphasis on everything from what it means to be a leader to strategies for promoting intercultural conflict resolution.

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Student Service

At Drake, service is a way of life, something every fraternity and sorority, many volunteer student organizations and religious groups, and lots of individual students dedicate themselves to every term.

Four students volunteering as part of the student service and leadership training programs offered at Drake

Office of Community Engaged Learning & Service

Drake’s Office of Community Engaged Learning & Service provides students with numerous programs and countless opportunities to make a difference in Des Moines and surrounding communities.

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Service Clubs and Organizations

Campus clubs and organizations dedicated to service include opportunities for everything from tutoring local school kids to taking environmental action or partnering with developmentally disabled buddies.

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Civic-Minded Professionals

In addition to helping others, your commitment to leadership and service will give you meaningful experience that matters to employers and admissions committees at law schools, medical schools, and graduate programs.

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