Student Leadership Certification Program
The Student Leadership Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills outside the classroom. Students will gain leadership skills through engagement opportunities like community service and club participation along with learning opportunities like leadership workshops.
The program features three levels of certificates and recognition, each one building upon the prior level and requiring additional participation or projects.
Information about each certificate can be found here along with additional certificate completion resources:
Examples of engagement opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Active student club membership
- Holding a student club officer position
- Volunteering at a campus event
- Participating in Sustained Dialogue
- Completing a co-op/internship program
- Attending specific campus events as identified by the Student Life Office
Please find a calendar of upcoming learning opportunities below. See full list.
Please check with the Student Life Office at your campus to see if pre-registration is needed for any event.
Student of the Year Award ($2,000)
The Student of the Year Award is presented every spring to one student on each campus. Requirements include the successful completion of 24 credit hours by the end of fall term, a minimum 2.5 accumulative grade point average, 50 documented volunteer hours and completion of the General Leadership Certification. Students must complete an application in order to be considered. Applications are available in the Student Life Office on each campus.
Board Student Scholar
The Board Student Scholar provides the Board of Trustees with information from students about their needs, suggestions and concerns. Through this experience, scholars gain valuable insight into organizational governance and leadership. The Board Student Scholar is appointed by the Joint Student Council and is chosen from the Eastern, Metropolitan, Western or Westshore Campus student body each year.
The purpose of the Student Government is to continually improve the role of the student in the governance of Cuyahoga Community College; to develop improved educational standards and practices, maintain and promote academic freedom, to secure and advance students’ rights and responsibilities, to promote the general student welfare, and to encourage diversity and understanding among students and the college community. Students who serve as elected Student Government officers may receive a tuition stipend award for their service and participation as a member of Student Government.
All-USA Community College Academic Team
“The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. Nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, New Century Scholars and All-State Community College Academic Teams when applicable.” For more information please visit: All-USA Community College Academic Team.