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Magis Leadership Program

Instead of traditional skill building workshops associated with leadership development, the Magis Leadership Program challenges students to reflect on their personal story and how that story impacts the community around them.

Magis: More

Magis, which means "more" in Latin, captures the overall purpose of this program. Participants will gain a greater understanding of empowerment as a foundation of leadership and they will be challenged to utilize their personal story as a tool to shape their understanding of themselves as leaders. The more participants understand their stories, the more self empowered they become, allowing them to work together toward a "greater good." We hope that in giving students the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at their story, they will become more cohesive leaders both on and off of Santa Clara's campus.

Eligibility to Participate

The program is open to all sophomore and junior students who are interested in spending time reflecting on their personal experiences to help guide them in becoming stronger leaders on campus. Previous leadership experience is not required.


Our goal is to use different styles of learning throughout the program, using large group activities and discussions, small group discussions and reflections, and free time to allow for personal reflection and connecting with other leaders.

Logistic Details

Spring 2020 (full details TBA)

Application for Facilitators

The student facilitator application process for the 2020 program will open in late winter quarter.

Registration for Participants

The student participant registration process for the 2020 program will open in late winter quarter.

2019 Leadership Team

Note: 2020 Leadership Team TBA
Gabrielle Garrard, Coordinator and Lead Facilitator
Lauren Chaney, Student Assistant 
Frankie Bastone, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty) 
Laura Rosenberg, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty) 
Zachary Tepper, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty) 
Alma Llamas, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty) 
Lauren Serfas, Student Facilitator 
Alexandra Carter, Student Facilitator 
Alexis Diaz, Student Facilitator
Arelí Hernandez, Student Facilitator

For More Information

Contact: Gabrielle Garrard