Leadership and Mentoring Initiatives
Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) supports students to become leaders with opportunities such as mentoring groups, student activities and clubs, and a leadership honor society.
Female Initiative for Leadership and Education (LEAD)
The LEAD program is designed to provide female students with the opportunity to take a leading role in their education. To provide more community/civic engagement opportunities and help develop a strong network. Along with promoting self-awareness, self-love, and confidence, student participants will connect with professionals that will serve as mentors during their educational career. The mentoring model will consist of both 1.1 and group mentoring sessions.
Male Initiative for Leadership and Education (MILE)
The MILE program is designed to provide inclusive academic support, mentoring, and community engagement opportunities to male students at STCC. Student participants will connect with professionals who will serve as mentors throughout the student’s time at the college. The program will consist of 1:1 and group mentoring, skill-building workshops, community service, tutoring sessions, and advising.
Student Activities Student Leadership Opportunities
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the forum through which students' viewpoints, concerns, and input into campus governance are represented. Positions are filled by student volunteers who are interested in gaining valuable experience while improving campus life.
Three elected and several appointed student leaders meet regularly to focus on various student-related issues. The student body president, student body vice president, and student trustee are elected to fill one-year terms. The SGA has a variety of committees and welcomes student involvement. The Campus Activities Board Chair, Treasurer, and Club Liaison positions also play vital roles in ensuring our students have opportunities to participate in campus life.
To learn more about opportunities to participate in your Student Government Association contact Andrea Tarpey, Coordinator of Student Activities & Development at Tarpey@stcc.edu.
The Student Ambassador Program provides STCC students interested in developing leadership and communication skills with the opportunity to serve as role models, advocates, and peer advisors to fellow students. Ambassadors educate students about the many resources available on campus and encourage involvement and engagement in campus life. Ambassadors work closely with college offices and campus initiatives including Student Activities & Development and college-wide events and programs.
To learn more about opportunities to become a Student Ambassador contact Andrea Tarpey, Coordinator of Student Activities & Development at Tarpey@stcc.edu.
National Society of Leadership and Success
Beginning in the fall of 2020 STCC has established a chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society and the only honor society to provide a fully-accredited leadership development program.
Only select students on campus will be invited to participate. Candidacy for Springfield Technical Community College’s chapter must meet certain requirements established by the college. Formal invitations will be mailed to selected students at the beginning of each semester. Should you be interested in participating and do not receive an invitation, you can visit the NSLS website to apply for nomination where you will need the recommendation of the Chapter Advisor Andrea Tarpey, NSLS@stcc.edu.
NSLS membership and leadership certification offers you a competitive edge and is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.
Participation in NSLS is a highly sought-after opportunity. Should you receive an invitation, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your college experience and develop the skills that will set you apart in your career.
To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of NSLS check out the website NSLS.com or contact Andrea Tarpey, Coordinator of Student Activities & Development at Tarpey@stcc.edu with any questions.