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What is Leaders in Service (LIS)?11903889_10203587447161571_5981799072161026892_n

LIS 2020 is going virtual! This year LIS will take place from Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2020. Although a shorter version of LIS and virtual, it will still be the Leaders in Service that first-year and transfer students have been members of for the past 11 years. The deadline to apply is September 23, 2020. There will be time with peer mentors who will help you learn more about Ramapo and yourself. There will presentations and conversations with civic and community leaders from on and off campus.

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. The Leaders in Service Class of 2023 volunteered over 282 hours of community service prior to the beginning of their first semester and will continue their civic involvement throughout their time at Ramapo.

How will LIS help me get involved at Ramapo?

Through LIS, a week long program which starts before the other first-year students move in, students have a chance to connect with each other before the fall semester starts. They form friendships and create partnerships with community organizations, on and off campus. In addition, students are introduced to many leadership opportunities throughout 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 towards future success
  • Make a difference within community service and civic leadership events