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Leadership Fellows

What is Leadership Fellows?

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is launching the third annual Leadership Fellows program in winter and spring quarter 2019. The program is a selective, cohort-focused, application-based leadership program where juniors and seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments on campus and in student organization leadership positions. Over the course of monthly meetings in the winter and spring quarters, the program provides a space for students to grow and develop their leadership skills through reflective exercises alongside similarly involved peers. Meals will be provided at all sessions. Finally, the program provides students with an opportunity to give back to the Stanford community and reflect on their leadership goals for the future.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Students in the classes of 2019 and 2020 who currently serve the university in a leadership capacity are invited to apply by completing a short application. Leadership domains include but are not limited to:

  • Student Organizations (VSOs)
  • Athletics
  • Residential Education
  • Student Government (ASSU)
  • Community Service Organizations
  • University Associated Religious Organizations (SAR)

How to Apply

The program consists of a 60-minute introductory session, four 90-minute meetings, a 45-minute facilitation session, and a closing celebration over the winter and spring quarters. Email with any questions and indicate "Leadership Fellows Program" as the subject line.

Email with any questions and indicate “Leadership Fellows Program” as the subject line.

Program Goal

Provide a premiere leadership program where student leaders are recognized for their work and have a place where they can grow and improve their leadership skills.

Program Objectives:

  1. Reflection: Understand the role of humility, vulnerability and authenticity in effective leadership. What does this look like in real life and how do you achieve it?
  2. Recognition: Provide recognition of the existing leadership accomplishments of participating students. Recognize the strengths and traits they have contributed to the Stanford community and possess already.
  3. Return: Understand the process of giving back and contributing to the Stanford community and provide an opportunity for students to give back in a concrete way.


  1. Provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of what leadership is, particularly focusing on authenticity, humility and listening.
  2. Gather a group of existing student leaders together to share their experiences and progress through program together - recognition of inclusion in a small group.
  3. Provide space for reflection and growth about their time at Stanford and what comes next.
  4. Think about leadership as a “professional development” skill to be continually developed and improved.
  5. Invite students to consider and recognize their own mentors at Stanford.