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Student Leadership

Florida Poly U Lead

Student leadership is a critical part of the student experience at Florida Poly. Through unique programming and networking opportunities, students learn to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills, build relationships within teams, and achieve tasks effectively.

Florida Poly U Lead is the University's student leadership program. The goal of the program is to guide, educate, and support students who are in various leadership roles on campus.

The program guides students in their understanding of self-leadership as well as in the application of the core principles and values of the University.

Florida Poly U Lead helps students develop transferable skills appropriate for STEM leaders, enhance their communication skills, become mentors and role models for the Phoenix community, and become prepared to lead University initiatives.

To be eligible to participate in the Florida Poly U Lead program, students must be employed by the Division of Student Affairs in one of the following positions:

  • Campus Recreation student worker
  • Community Director
  • Library Liaison 
  • Orientation Leader
  • Peer Health Educator
  • Presidential Ambassador
  • Resident Assistant



Student Leaders Groups

The program includes Campus Recreation student workers, Community Directors, Library Liaisons, Orientation Leaders, Peer Health Educators, Presidential Ambassadors, and Resident Assistants. 
Campus Recreation Student Employees

Campus Recreation Student Employees

Community Directors

Community Directors

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Library Liaisons

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants



Interested in Being a 2022-23 Student Leader?

 Students in the following Division of Student Affairs positions are eligible to apply fo the 2022-23 U Lead program.

  • Campus Recreation student workers
  • Community Directors 
  • Library Liaisons
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Peer Health Educators 
  • Presidential Ambassadors
  • Resident Assistants

All students are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the Florida Poly U Lead program. Sessions will be held at 7 p.m. in the IST Building, Aula Magna room on Feb. 3, Feb. 8, and Feb. 10.

Applications for the 2022-23 Florida Poly U Lead program and positions within the program will be accepted from Feb. 11-March 6 on Handshake.

The following dates, during the spring 2022 semester, showcase the 2022-23 Florida Poly U Lead selection process timeline: 

  • February 11, 9 a.m. – Florida Poly U Lead application opens on Handshake
  • March 6, 11:59 p.m. – Florida Poly U Lead application closes
  • March 17-18 and March 21-24 - Student leadership position and employment-specific interviews will take place
  • March 31 – Group process interviews take place
  • April 2 – Group process interviews take place
  • April 8 - Student leadership positions and employment decisions sent to applicants

Training for student leaders is held several times throughout the academic year beginning each fall, when student leaders are welcomed back to campus in the weeks prior to Move-In and New Student Orientation for Leadership Week. During the fall and spring semester, the Florida Poly U Lead committee hosts monthly student leadership trainings and professional development workshops for student leaders to attend and participate in. 

Note: These training opportunities are also available to students who participate in Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, and other non-Student Affairs student leadership positions and employment opportunities (i.e., Peer Learning Strategists, Student Education Assistants, etc.).

Paul Carey, Assistant Director of Residential Life and Student Experience
863-874-8763 |


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