CSGC Student Leadership Opportunities

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 (applications for 2017-18 are now closed), 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 during Monday lunches, with a second required meeting once a week with a CSGC faculty.

How do I apply to be on the CSGC Board?

Applications come out for 2018-19 in the spring!

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.

Global Studies Leader

    • Attend a 2 leadership workshops (per term)
    • Help organize 2 events in the CSGC, made available by the CSGC Board (per year)
    • (Co-) Host 1 Ice Cream & Ideas on a topic related to Global Studies (per year)
    • Serve the Global Studies Office by promoting Deerfield Faculty-Led Trips (fall term)
    • Attend 1 Flag Presentation (fall term)
    • Attend 3 CSGC events (per year)
    • Have 1 meeting with a member of the CSGC Board to discuss your ideas and development as a leader (per term)
    • Write a self-reflection at the end of December and April in order to promote your development as a leader

Community Service Leader

    • Attend a 2 leadership workshops (per term)
    • Help organize 2 events in the CSGC, made available by the CSGC Board (per year)
    • (Co-) Host 1 Ice Cream & Ideas on a topic related to Service (per year)
    • Help organize 1 Week of Service (per year, with sign off from Ms. Wakeman)
    • Commit to 10 hours of community service (per year)
    • Attend 3 CSGC events (per year)
    • Have 1 meeting with a member of the CSGC Board to discuss your ideas and development as a leader (per term)
    • Write a self-reflection at the end of December and April in order to promote your development as a leader

Sustainability Leader

    • Attend a 2 leadership workshops (per term)
    • Help organize 2 events in the CSGC, made available by the CSGC Board (per year)
    • (Co-) Host 1 Ice Cream & Ideas on a topic related to sustainability (per year)
    • Attend 3 CSGC events (per year)
    • Spend 1 afternoon in the Greenhouse (per year)
    • Lead a Think 80  20 workshop for a dorm
    • Have 1 meeting with a member of the CSGC Board to discuss your ideas and development as a leader (per term)
    • Write a self-reflection at the end of December and April in order to promote your development as a leader

CSGC Leader

    • Attend a 2 leadership workshops (per term)
    • Help organize 2 events in the CSGC, made available by the CSGC Board (per year)
    • Attend 3 Ice Cream & Ideas (per year)
    • (Co-)Host 1 Ice Cream & Ideas (per year)
    • Help organize 1 Week of Service (per year, with sign off from Ms. Wakeman)
    • Lead a Think 80 I 20 workshop for a dorm
    • Promote Global Studies Trips (fall term, with sign off from Ms. Wakeman
    • Attend 3 CSGC events (per year)
    • Write a proposal for a CSGC Grant
    • Have 1 meeting with a member of the CSGC Board to discuss your ideas and development as a leader (per term)
    • Write a self-reflection at the end of December and April in order to promote your development as a leader

Ideas-to-Action Leader

Have your own great idea? Earn the Ideas to Action leadership title by:

  • Attending 1 Leadership Workshop
  • Have 3 meetings with a member of the CSGC Board to discuss your ideas and development as a leader
    • Planning meeting(s)
    • Final touches meeting
    • A debrief
  • Organize an event, following these steps, in addition to the minimum of three meetings above
    • Write a proposal for a CSGC Micro-Grant (if funds are necessary)
    • Host an event
    • Write a reflection
    • Create 3 goals for follow up actions

 

Please reach out to a CSGC faculty (Dr. Hills, Mr. Flaska, Mr. Miller, or Ms. Wakeman) if you would like to earn a merit-based leadership title, would like to turn an idea into action, or have any other questions about CSGC the Leadership Program during 2016-17.