Student Leadership

Participating in Student Leadership opportunities at South Seattle College helps students develop and cultivate leadership and personal skills.

  • Get involved with student government as a paid member or volunteer!
  • Join a student organization
  • Serve as a paid student representative on a campus committee. We need the student voice on important faculty tenure committees and more! 
  • Attend a leadership conference
  • Let's Do Lunch! (take an instructor out to lunch to discuss your academic goals)
  • Travel and Learn
  • Apply for scholarships--- All -Washington / All-USA Scholarship & Pride Foundation

No experience necessary. We offer training and free monthly workshops with core themes of student activism, communication, self-knowledge and service learning.


Monica Lundberg
Jerry Brockey Student Center
JMB 126 Student Leadership Office

Attend a Conference

Conferences are a great way for to learn more about topics of special interest. It's also an opportunity to meet other student leaders, and to galvanize efforts to make change. Stop by our office and learn more about how you can apply to attend one of these conferences for free. We pay for hotel, transportation, conference fees, and meals.

  • Legislative Academy - Learn more about how Olympia operates and how you can advocate for student interests. The Academy is usually in October.
  • Northwest Student Leadership Conference at Portland State University – One of the best all-around conferences
  • LEAP (Latino Education Achievement Project)
  • LGBTQ Power of One Conference
  • Students of Color Conference - Held each year in April. Applications available in late February.
  • Student Voice Academy - Student leaders develop "platforms" which are presented to the Legislature. See the Council of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP) web page.

Let's Do Lunch! The Student Faculty Guest Meal Program

Students invite a favorite instructor or advisor to a free lunch on campus. All you need to do is complete the form, ask your instructor to sign, and return to Monica Lundberg in JMB 126/135. Participants receive a $30 coupon to use at one of the dining areas on campus. Students say this experience has helped improve communication and develop mentorship.

Travel and Learn

While you are a student, take time to travel outside of the US and learn more about yourself and the world.

  • Global Impact is our district-wide international service learning program. Imagine yourself traveling to Vietnam, Peru or Tanzania this summer. Scholarships are available!

All-Washington / All-USA Scholarships

The All-Washington Academic Team Scholarship recognizes the academic achievements and community service contributions of students enrolled in community colleges. Two South Seattle College students will be awarded.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled at South Seattle College
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.25
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor in course of study
  • Demonstrate service to campus and/or our extended communities
  • Applications are available in Student Life, JMB 135, during October.
  • The application deadline is in early November.

The Student Development Transcript

The Student Development Transcript is an official record of student service and involvement at South. It is similar to a resume, which lists activities a student has participated in, such as student clubs, student government, conferences, sports, etc. Students can include this document, which is an addition to the academic transcript, when applying for scholarships, university admissions and employment.

Before you start the process, be sure to have all of this information ready:

  • Your name and student id number, email address
  • The advisor’s name and email address. This staff or faculty member will verify that you participated in that activity.
  • The name of the program/activity/job that you participated in.
  • The date of the program
  • A description of the program and what you learned.

To access and submit the electronic transcript form:

  1. Go to the Student Leadership Development Form.
  2. The “Power Form” will ask for your student name and email.
  3. Enter the faculty, staff or advisor name and email who will verify your participation in activity. Make sure you have the correct email! There is a Directory available.
  4. Click “Begin Signing.” You will be directed to a page where you will need to complete your activity information and sign it. Follow the instructions to submit.

When you are ready to compile your activities into an actual development transcript form (similar to a resume), email for an appointment. Please provide at least one week for this process.