Info for Students

Lead. Connect. Grow.

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement enhances the student experience through the development of local community engagement programs, leadership development opportunities, service trips, and more. See more information about our programs below:

Beacon Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA): This program is designed to expose undergraduate students to careers in higher education and student affairs, including new student and family programs; housing and residence life; student organizations and activities; leadership and community engagement; health and counseling services; multicultural centers; and other student support services.

Beacon Voyages for Service: This unique program allows students to attend service trips in various parts of the country during school breaks.

The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston: Part of the national organization The Campus Kitchens Project, the Campus Kitchens at UMass Boston (CKUMB) is a student-powered hunger relief initiative. CKUMB engages students, staff and faculty in recovering, preparing and delivering food to local agencies for low-income youth.

First-Year Leadership Institute: The First-Year Leadership Institute is an innovative leadership program for first-year, first-time and transfer students, and it encompasses a weekend retreat and regularly scheduled interactive programs.

Grow: Grow is a peer facilitator program that is part of the Office of Student Leadership & Community Engagement. Trained student leaders serve to provide leadership development workshops for their peers and the University of Massachusetts Boston community.

Jumpstart: The program partners university students who serve year-long as AmeriCorps members with preschool children to develop their language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.

Leadership Foundations: Leadership Foundations is a program designed for undergraduate students to expand on their leadership skills through participating in bi-weekly workshops, while increasingly their on- and off-campus involvement by participating in events and service projects.

Social Justice Conferences: This year’s Social Justice Conference, titled Staying Woke: Engaging in Movements and Activism, will focus on the history of social movements and activism, and application in current contexts. 

Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement

Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 2300
Telephone: 617.287.6077
Fax: 617.287.7925