Student Engagement & Leadership Vision

Student Engagement and Leadership empowers students to cultivate their passions through meaningful connections that strengthen personal and social development to reach their highest potential.        

Student Engagement & Leadership Mission

Student Engagement and Leadership at the University of Southern Maine, with a focus on applied learning and retention, implements programs and services to:

  • Meet the needs of residential, commuter, and online students, across the Gorham, Portland, and Lewiston-Auburn campuses and surrounding communities.
  • Develop a holistic approach to leadership skills that encourages personal growth, self-advocacy, and positive contributions in clubs, organizations, and communities.
  • Engage students by providing academic and social opportunities through new experiences, building connections, and fostering a sense of belonging. 
  • Continue to build a culture focused on inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in a safe and welcoming environment with no barriers.  
  • Advocate for student needs and passions as advisors through collaboration with students, university resources, and community partnerships to enhance the student experience.

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Stress Relief Week!

Join us for our 2022 Stress Relief Week from December 4th – December 9th! Our Stress Relief Week is a way to help students take short breaks from their workloads and avoid burnout. We strive to offer a variety of activities during this time that are aimed at relaxing and refocusing. Check out our full schedule below for a full list of events we are hosting!