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If you are currently in the LEAD Scholars Program, we value your participation and are here to support you in your SCU experience.

For advising or other support please contact us at 408-554-4439.

Current Students

Leadership Opportunities

There are two primary leadership opportunities available through the LEAD Scholars Program. 

LEAD Council

All LEAD Scholars are welcome to participate in LEAD Council which provides important services to the LEAD Scholars' community. The LEAD Council plans and implements social and educational programming throughout the academic year including the beginning of the year Meet and Greet, the Halloween Game Night,  the Holiday Party and the Mr. and Mrs. LEAD Pageant. The LEAD Council also oversees the participation requirement process. 


LEAD Council at the Halloween Game Night

LEAD Council at the Halloween Game Night


All students are welcome to join the meetings. Students are also welcome to apply for the Executive Board which includes 2 Co-chairs, 1 Marketing & PR Coordinator, 1 Secretary, 1 Outreach Coordinator, 1 Treasurer, and 2 first-year representatives. 

Meetings takes place weekly with days and times changing each quarter. For more information, you can also contact Co-Chairs, Shikiko Washington and Alejandro Zepeda at


LEAD Week Student Staff Positions

All LEAD Scholars who participated in LEAD Week are invited to apply for LEAD Week Student Staff Positions. The hiring process begins in Winter quarter and will be announced via email and Facebook. Students are asked to complete a short application, submit an updated resume and a recommendation from a staff or faculty member. A select number of students will be invited to participate in an interview. 

LEAD Week Student Staff

LEAD Week Student Staff

The student staff positions include: 

During LEAD Week, the Peer Mentors lead daily peer mentoring group meetings. They assist with all other activities during the week, coordinate afternoon team building activities, maintain informal mentoring relationships throughout the year. 

During LEAD Week, the ENGL 1 Peer Educators are present as an additional academic resource in the ENGL 1 classrooms. They facilitate and contribute to classroom conversation, provide feedback on class work and lead study and review sessions when needed. ENGL 1 Peer Educators are expected to participate as peer educators in ENGL 1 and 2 in fall and winter quarters. During the academic year, peer educators earn academic credit. ENGL Peer Educators participate in the application and interview process, but are primarily selected by the ENGL instructors.

During LEAD Week, the LEAD Seminar Peer Educators take the lead in planning the large group activities. They also assist with office tasks and program coordination during LEAD Week. LEAD Seminar Peer Educators are expected to participate as peer educators in LEAD 1 and 2 in fall and winter quarters. They help facilitate LEAD Seminar through leading discussions, presenting information, and offering an older student perspective. During the academic year, peer educators earn academic credit. Seminar Peer Educators participate in the application and interview process, and are selected collaboratively by the instructors and the Associate Director. 

This LEAD Week Assistant is usually a returning student staff member who helps the Associate Director oversee the management of student staff and the coordination of LEAD Week. The LEAD Week Assistant is responsible for assisting with LEAD Week staff training, leading daily student staff meeting during LEAD Week, ensuring that activities are well coordinated and maintaining the planned schedule.

This year a small team of students will be selected to work with transfer students, including two peer mentors and a seminar peer educator. Current transfer students are preferred for these positions but juniors or seniors who started at first years will also be considered. This team will need to be able to address the unique concerns of transfer students. The commitment of for the LEAD Seminar peer educator will be one quarter for LEAD 101, a transfer student seminar held in fall.