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Leaders in Service (LIS)

Leaders in Service (LIS) Applications for the 2024-2025 Session will be open on Monday, June 3rd!

What is Leaders in Service (LIS)?11903889_10203587447161571_5981799072161026892_n

The Civic and Community Engagement Center’s Leaders in Service program allows incoming first-year and transfer students the opportunity to get involved with service projects, political engagement, and leadership opportunities at Ramapo before their first semester begins.

How will LIS help me get involved at Ramapo?

Through LIS, you have a chance to connect with other new students before the fall semester starts. You will be able to form friendships and create partnerships with community organizations, on and off-campus. In addition, you are introduced to many leadership opportunities through a variety of campus organizations and clubs.

Students who complete the LIS summer session are able to attend monthly workshops during the academic year covering topics on civic engagement, leadership development, and skill-building.

  • Learn about the impact of civic engagement & how to get involved in your community
  • Develop leadership skills as an incoming first-year student
  • Become active in the Ramapo community as a primary step toward future success
  • Make a difference within community service and civic leadership events

What should I know about LIS?

  • First-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply for LIS.
  • The application will open on Monday, June 3rd.
  • This application closes on Sunday, July 28th. You should expect to hear back no later than Monday, July 29th.
  • Leaders in Service 2024 will begin at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27th, and conclude on Sunday, September 1st at noon.
  • The fee for Leaders in Service is $75. This fee covers the opening reception/dinner on the first evening for you and 2 guests, all of the activities during the program, all meals, your LIS t-shirt, and water bottle, and monthly activities. Payment should be sent by check after you are notified of acceptance and should arrive at campus by August 7th. If this fee is a barrier to your participation, please reach out to
  • Although Leaders in Service is limited in the number of students we can accept, there are ample opportunities for every member of the first-year class and transfer students to learn more about and exercise leadership and engage meaningfully with our college and the wider community. Students who are not accepted or are not able to apply should email or visit the Civic & Community Engagement Center in SC-213 to get involved in these additional opportunities.

Leaders in Service (LIS) Applications for the 2024-2025 Session will open on Monday, June 3rd!