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Student Leader Selection


Amanda Dermer

Campus Life Office

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Student Leaders play a vital role in shaping the Knox College experience. While our leadership opportunities are diverse, each has the common goal of enhancing campus life, complementing the academic experience, and upholding the College's values of critical thinking, inclusivity, respect and support. Student Leaders are able to effect change on campus through mentoring, advocacy, peer education and program development. They experience the fulfillment of service as well as the added benefit of marketable skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and time management.

Selection Process

Student Leader Selection is the hiring process for the 14 Student Leader positions. The process consists of:

  • a common application (applicants may also view the application rubric),
  • group interview activities (required for all new applicants),
  • and individual interviews with supervisors, if invited.

Watch our video for a tutorial on how to apply to be a Student Leader!

Listing interest in a specific position on the application does not guarantee a student will be offered an individual interview for that position.  Supervisors will consider the application materials, group interview, individual interview, and overall team composition for each position when making hiring decisions.  This year, the process will be entirely remote (online) with the possible exception of some individual interviews.

We encourage you to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the process. Below you will find a timeline, job descriptions, and instructions on accessing the application information on Handshake. If you have questions about the process please contact the Coordinator for Residential, Fraternity and Sorority life, Amanda Dermer.

2020-2021 Selection Timeline

The Student Leader application opens November 2nd on Handshake!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a student leader, we encourage you to attend an information session.  Information sessions will include additional details about the selection process and may provide an opportunity for students to talk to other Student Leaders who currently hold the available positions and their supervisors.

Fall term information sessions:

  • Nov 11th, 6 pm, Online Link will be shared
  • Nov 12th, 12 PM, Online Link will be shared

Winter term information sessions:

  • Jan 12th, 11 AM, Online Link will be shared
  • Jan 26th, 8 PM, Online Link will be shared

Applications Due: February 1st

Group Interview Activities: February 16th, 12-2 PM; Feb. 17th, 5-7 PM; Feb. 18th, 7-9 PM (applicants attend one group interview session) 

Individual Interviews: February 23rd-25th

Decision letters sent: March 1st

Acceptance due: March 5th

Job Descriptions

Admission Ambassador

Admission Residence Hall Host

Admission Student Engagement Ambassador 

Counseling Services Peer Educator 

Dare to Care Peer Educator 

Disability Services Peer Educator 

Intercultural Life (IL) Peer Educator 

Interfaith Peer Educator

International Ambassador 

Orientation Leader 

Peer Career Leader (PCL)

Resident Assistant 

SPARK Peer Mentor

TRIO Team Leader

Interested in more than one position?

Check out this graphic to see what positions conflict and what positions can be held at the same time. 

Ready to submit your application?

Apply by searching for "Student Leader" on Handshake!  Remember, applications are due February 1st!

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