(back row, from left): Robert Gossett ’18, Raissa Kanku ’20, Hannah Wargo ’19, Sinclaire Davis ’20, Meaghan Teitelman ’18, Dominique Garrett ’18, Ares Harper ’19, Madeleine Juszynski ’18; (front row, from left): Josh Martin ’20, Autumn Eckstein ’20, Chloe Holmes ’18; not pictured: Mackenzie Brunke ’19. (Photo by Reilly Wright ’20)

The Ohio Wesleyan Leadership Fellows program is designed to provide students with well-developed leadership skills combined with the opportunity to organize, influence, and present leadership programs that serve the campus community. The Fellows program also allows for mentoring emerging student leaders.

General Responsibilities

Although each Fellowship is unique in purpose and tasks, general responsibilities may include:

  • Assessing campus needs/interests in leadership topics,
  • Identifying and working with topic presenters,
  • Creating marketing plans,
  • Overseeing programming logistics (catering, reservations, etc.),
  • Presenting at leadership workshops
  • Approximately two hours/week voluntary commitment


Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Fellows

(left to right): LEAD Fellows Sinclaire Davis ’20, Nevin Horne ’20, Amarii Johnson ’20, Joshua Martin ’20, Taylor Shinaberry ’20, Jasmine Spitzer ’21, and Dylan Hays ’20.

LEAD Fellows provide educational experiences to peers through workshops and a newsletter. This Fellowship position requires about 2 hours/week and is voluntary.

The initial set of tasks for may include:

  • Survey students for workshop interest area to create a new, reoccurring leadership series
  • Assist in developing and publicizing SIO leadership workshops, such as GO!OWU, the OWU Summit, Student Leadership Challenge, Strengths Quest, etc. including:
    • Brainstorming/researching workshop topics
    • Identifying and inviting participants
    • Developing and implementing a marketing plan
    • Presenting at workshops
  • Develop a concluding leadership workshop for graduating senior leaders, C.E.O.—Culminating Educational Opportunity

LeaderShape Fellow

Ares Harper ’19

The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. During six intense days of dialogue and interactive self-discovery in a supportive Learning Community, participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The primary responsibility of the LeaderShape Fellow will be to coordinate OWU’s LeaderShape program.

Read more about the LeaderShape fellowship.

Interested In Applying?

Applications include:

  • Completed Application Form (PDF)
  • A reference letter from a peer
  • Short essay
  • 15-minute interview


Fellows may serve for one or multiple semesters, but must reapply after two semesters. Eligible applicants will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing (2.75 and above is preferred), and have a good conduct record. Additionally, applicants must have completed one or more of the following programs:

As positions become available, applications will be available in the Student Involvement Office.

Any questions, please contact Nancy Bihl Rutkowski.

Contact Info


Student Involvement Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #143
Delaware, Ohio 43015
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F 740-368-3199
E involveu@owu.edu

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