October OWU LeaderTIPS is here!

[November 2013]
A monthly newsletter with tips and advice for OWU's emerging leaders!
Printed copies are available at the SIO desk in HWCC!

As an emerging leader on campus you were recommended to receive this newsletter to help increase your leadership abilities and resources on campus.

Working with administration can be a major frustration for student leaders. They may feel stifled by administrators who are not as quick to act on new ideas or become frustrated with rules and regulations that they must follow. However, campus administrators can also be a major resource for student leaders and organizations. As leaders, we must understand that administrators are people, too. We all share a common passion for campus advancement and exist to help one another succeed. If you are frustrated with trying to work with administration or if you simply have not used it as a resource yet, put in the effort to form relationships with administrators. Be sympathetic to the political pressures they may be subject to, and keep in mind that they may view the campus with a much longer time frame than students’ four-year experience. Don’t wait until you have a problem to run to the administration; get to know them early and use their knowledge of successes and pitfalls of past leaders to help you better both yourself and your organization.

-Paperclip Communications 


Work with administration- Utilize administrators’ valuable insight and resources 
Put a positive face on all you do- set the tone of your organization by leading positively 
Be flexible- be willing to change plans when new ideas or circumstances arise 
Think ahead- plan for obstacles that may arise as well as improvements for the future 

Get ORGanized!

One of the keys to successful leadership is organization

Having all your information in a central location helps to share important information and to transition future leaders. 

Check out the organizational resources on and through the "How To at OWU!" formerly known as the ORG!

And as always the SIO LEAD Fellows are here to help! Email us at!

Be On The Lookout!

Upcoming OWU Events:

Love Across the Spectrum, Nov. 8-9 
LGBT Christians Speak Out! Featuring Justin Lee, Padraig O’Tuama, Amy DeLong, and Jennifer Knapp. 

Funtrium! Nov. 12, noon-1:130pm 
Join the Student Involvement Office for crafts and snacks in the HamWil Atrium! 

Heritage Day, Nov. 13 
“Not Four Years, but For Life. Celebrating 160 Years of Greek Life.” 

You are OWU! Nov. 21, 12:30pm HamWil Atrium 
Nominate students or an organization who have made a positive impact on the OWU community!



What OWU Student Leaders have to say...

“The administration loves to receive feedback from the student body. Behind the scenes, many are working to improve the student experience here at OWU” -Martin Clark, WCSA President
“Realize that there is a limit in what students can accomplish, but if you keep trying and are persistent then you will see outcomes.” -Alex Kerensky, WCSA Class of 2014 Representative
"Being a leader on campus requires the ability to understand both the viewpoints of the student body and of the administration and to be able to communicate the opinions of both groups to each other.” -Marissa Alfano, President’s Club Co-President

Leadership Fellows Are Now The LEAD [Leadership Education and Development] Fellows!

Anthony Peddle '14 (right) and Sarah Hartzheim '14 (left) are this year's LEAD Fellows with Nancy Bihl Rutkowski in the Student Involvement Office. You may have seen them at GO!OWU, in October's edition of LeaderTIPS, or you may see them around. They're very eager to help OWU's emerging leaders represent OWU to the best of their potential. Feel free to reach out with any questions! The LEAD email is

The ORG Has A New Name! Now "How To At OWU!"

Recently the ORG underwent massive renovations to make it more user friendly. More updated information, new, cooler pictures, and more applicable to YOU! Check it out here!

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