Salem students may campaign and apply for more than 75 student leadership positions associated with three major campus leadership organizations.
Students may run for officer positions on the Student Government Association executive board and for the Honor Council and Judicial Council chair and secretary positions.
Students may apply for selection as a Resident Assistant (RA) to serve as a leader in residence hall governance and management. RAs are paraprofessional members of the residence life staff who participate in extensive leadership training in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester, as well as in-service training programs throughout the academic year. RAs are responsible for building an inclusive community on the floor of the residence hall for which the have responsibility. They plan educational and social programming to support the diverse needs of their residents and manage compliance with community living standards.
Students may apply for selection as an Orientation Leader (OL) and assist new students with making a successful transition to college life and to getting involved in student life at Salem. Orientation leaders participate in a training program in mid-August that equips them to help new students learn about the academic and cocurricular programs and resources available to them at Salem College. OLs also participate in the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) hosted by a college or university in the South. SROW is a three-day student leadership training conference that features workshops on such topics as academic support, multicultural competency development, and individual leadership strengths identification.
Students at Salem have the opportunity to join and participate in more than 30 clubs and organizations, all of which have leadership positions elected annually. The types of clubs and organizations available to Salem students include performing arts, political/activist, religious life, academic/honorary, multicultural, leadership/service, and special interest organizations.