The CSGC Board application for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Applications are due by Friday, September 29, 2024. Click here to apply.
If you are a student who is passionate about promoting community service, global citizenship, and sustainability, we invite you to join the Center for Service and Global Citizenship leadership team! At the CSGC, our mission is the school’s mission — to prepare you, the students, to become leaders in “a rapidly changing world” (Deerfield Academy’s Mission Statement).
There are many ways of getting involved in the CSGC, including serving on the CSGC Board, earning a merit-based leadership title (see descriptions below), attending or helping out at an event, finding support to turn an idea into action, and more!
What is the CSGC Board?
As we continue to consolidate global studies, sustainability, and community service within the office, the Student Leadership Program mirrors this consolidation. The CSGC Board helps to develop a vision and support the planning, organization, and realization of CSGC initiatives, inviting and advising other students to plan and implement campus projects and events. The Board meets once a week, with a second required meeting in a smaller group with a CSGC faculty member.
Example projects include:
What can you do if you are not on the CSGC Board?
The CSGC Board will help oversee a program that invites all students at Deerfield to participate in leadership opportunities (such as planning an event, hosting a speaker, raising awareness, and more!). These opportunities will become available throughout the year. Through demonstrated engagement and participation, students not on the Board will be able to earn merit-based leadership titles, and are invited to work on their development as leaders with advising and mentoring from CSGC Board and faculty.
How can I earn a merit-based leadership title?
Below you will find descriptions the criteria to earn a merit-based leadership title from the CSGC. There are two titles available: CSGC Leader and Ideas to Action Leader.
**As a CSGC Leader, you can specialize your focus in global studies, sustainability, service, or all three, by the events you choose to participate in or organize, and how you focus your work as a leader on campus. To better understand how to focus on a track, please talk to Ms. Brown
Have your own great idea? Earn the Ideas to Action leadership title by: