Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

The Student Advisory Board gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by not only participating in Leadership Institute programs but by helping to plan and facilitate activities as well as to serve as mentors for new students involved in the programs.

By serving on the Leadership Institute Advisory Board, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop important leadership skills that will contribute to career and personal success. Some of the skill areas include: planning and organization, communication, teamwork, decision making, problem solving, public speaking, mentoring and emotional intelligence. It is also a great way to meet other people, have fun, become involved at RIT and make a difference! Also a terrific resume builder!

Summary of responsibilities for Advisory Board Members

  • Attend Advisory Board Meetings, usually held every week as needed
  • Share ideas on how to improve programs or add new activities
  • Attend and assist with one to two certificate sessions per quarter
  • Assist in the planning and Co-facilitate activities at Leadership Institute interactive events such as: the overnight adventures, the leadership challenge and Spring Conference
  • Serve as a mentor for new students at overnight adventures as schedule permits
  • Promote Leadership Institute events to RIT students
  • Assist in the planning of the Leadership Institute Closing Celebration
  • Assist in the planning and speak at Kick off Sessions
  • Plan events, meet with students, distribute PR, prepare folders, help in the office or at events as needed
  • Participate in one of the SAB sub-teams: Publicity/Marketing, Service, Special Events, etc.

How to Join

Student Advisory Board members should contact the SAB presidents for more information about how the club operates.   Additionally students can contact Molly McGowan, Director of the Leadership Institute to request more information.  Once you have contacted these individuals, you can complete an Application on TheLink@RIT.



Name Position Email
Ben Zenker  Co-President
Austin Quinlan Co-President 
Ben Marus Leadership Chair  
Christina Burnett Service Chair  
Kendall Wallin Connectology Chair  
Hunter Hoffman Director of Marketing