Leadership / Social

Leadership Opportunities

The Emerging Leaders Program is a leadership development program for first year students who have exhibited leadership potential. Participants in the program attend weekly interactive workshops focused on various leadership skills such as public speaking and time management. Participants are also paired with a faculty/staff mentor and an upperclassmen mentor. The program runs in the spring semester from February until April.  First year students are nominated for participation in the program by the faculty and administration of the University during the fall semester.   Interested students may also apply directly to the program by picking up an application in November.  All students complete an application and interview process in order to participate in the program.  The program is run by the Assistant Director of Student Activities with assistance from the Senior Assistant for Leadership Development.

Freshman Government is an opportunity within the Student Senate. The Student Senate is the governing body of the students. First year students are invited to interest meetings to learn about the functions of the Student Senate. Freshman elections are held in December. Students are able to run for freshman senator positions and class officer positions.

Orientation Leaders are selected during the spring semester to serve as an integral part in the Summer Orientation Program. First year students are eligible to apply. Applications are made available at an interest meeting held in December.  Students must complete an application and interview process to be considered for the position.

The Pavo Society is an opportunity for students to assist the Admissions Office in welcoming potential students to the University. Members of the Pavo Society participate in the fall and spring Open House and conduct campus tours throughout the year.  First year students are eligible to join.

Student Organizations abound at Saint Peter’s. Currently we have 50 recognized student organizations.  These groups hold social, educational and recreational events for the campus community.  Each group is run by an executive board of students.

Traditional Events

Super September is a series of social activities scheduled in September to welcome new students to the University.  Events held include Club Fair, Welcome Back Party, Mass of the Holy Spirit, comedian or musical acts, and various other programs.

Club Fair is an opportunity to speak with students from all of the student organizations and sign up as a member.  It is a great opportunity to see all that is available and get involved in campus life.  The first club fair is held in September during the second week of classes.  The second is held in February and the last is held in April.

Scarefest is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board.  It is a week of Halloween themed events held during the last week of October.

Showtime @ Saint Peter’s is an annual talent show themed after Showtime at the Apollo.  Each year students showcase various talents and a member of the faculty or staff is awarded the Saint Peter’s Legend Award.  The event also features Saint Peter’s version of the Sandman and KiKi Shepard.

Turkey Bowl is held annually on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  An all-female team from Millennium Hall competes against an all-female team from Whelan Hall in a flag football game coached by the male residents of those buildings.  The event is ended with a turkey dinner for all.

Winterfest is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board. It is a week of winter and Christmas themed events held during the last week of November or first week in December.

Evening of International Song & Dance has been a tradition since 1995.  This event features the diverse cultures of our students through artistic performance.  All acts are made up of our students and/or faculty and staff.  Past performances have included classical Indian dance, capoeira, native poetry, and belly dancing.

MAAC Overnight Trip is a chance for students to show their school spirit by boarding a fan bus and supporting the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.  The tournament is normally held at the end of February or beginning of March.  The tournament is hosted this year in Springfield, Mass.

Springfest is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board.  It is a week of spring themed events held in late March or early April.  The late night carnival in the RLC is an annual event held during this week.

Peacock Palooza is the final large scale event of the school year.  The tradition began in the spring of 2000 when the class officers of the Class of 2003 decided it would be a great idea to have one last event to celebrate the end of the year.  Each year the event features an outdoor concert featuring professional and student bands along with a barbecue and games.