Opportunities to Lead

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring BreakAlternative Spring Break (ASB) trips provide a unique opportunity for students to participate in an intensive public service experience while increasing their understanding of significant social and environmental problems.



Proctor and Resident Advisor Training

Proctor TrainingBowdoin has long had a strong proctor and resident advisor program which draws talented and dedicated students to work for the College. Strong professional leadership is now in place and has already developed substantially the residential life programming and the resulting sense of community within first-year dorms.

Athletic Leadership Training

Captain's TrainingLeadership in athletics is not taken for granted at Bowdoin. The Athletic Department runs a comprehensive program helping leaders on Bowdoin teams to understand the importance of their role and how to do their jobs more effectively.  The program makes use of campus resources and outside presenters to help student athletes improve their skills in areas such as goal setting, communication, organization, and being an effective role model.

Outing Club Leadership Training

Outing ClubThe Leadership Training program requires more than 350 hours of lecture, demonstration, and fieldwork. Students devote eight full days to training with instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates to achieve certification as Wilderness First Responders (WFR). read more »

Community Service Council

Community Service CouncilThe Community Service Council serves as an umbrella organization for over 25 student-run community service organizations. Consisting of the leaders of each volunteer organization, the council serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies and provides funding for student-led community service activities. Advised by the McKeen Center for the Common Good, members of the council take part in a leadership retreat at the beginning of the year to explore ways to more effectively run programs, manage student volunteers, and meet community needs. 

Leadership Development Series

Leadership Development SeriesThe Bowdoin College Leadership Development Series provides students with the foundation, skills and experiential opportunities to become strong leaders at Bowdoin and beyond.

Student Activities Leadership

Student ActivitiesThe Student Activities Office is student-centered and provides students with leadership development opportunities via more than 100 student-run organizations and various types of co-curricular programming. read more »