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If you are currently in the LEAD Scholars Program, we value your participation and are here to support you in your SCU experience.

For advising or other support please contact us at 408-554-4439.

Current Students

Leadership Opportunities

There are two primary leadership opportunities available through the LEAD Scholars Program. 

LEAD Council

All LEAD Scholars are welcome to participate in LEAD Council which provides important services to the LEAD Scholars' community. The LEAD Council plans and implements social and educational programming throughout the academic year. These events include the beginning of the year Meet and Greet, Halloween Game Night, a Holiday Party, the annual LEAD Gala, and many more. The LEAD Council also oversees the required participation requirement process for all LEAD students.

 LEAD Council 2020

Get to know our 2021-2022 LEAD Council by clicking here! For more information, you can contact Co-Chairs, Jackie Ramirez and Celeste Muñoz at

LEAD Week Student Staff Positions

All LEAD Scholars who have previously participated in LEAD Week are invited to apply for LEAD Week Student Staff Positions! The hiring process begins in Winter quarter and will be announced via email and social media. Students are asked to complete a short application, submit an updated resume, and a recommendation from a staff or faculty member. Due to a high number of applicants in recent years, a select number of students will then be invited to participate in an interview.

LEAD Week 2019 Staff Training

Staff training at Bowlero (May 2019)

The descriptions below describe the following student staff positions: 

The LEAD Week Assistants are usually returning student staff members who help the Director oversee the management of student staff and the coordination of LEAD Week. The LEAD Week Assistant is responsible for assisting with LEAD Week staff training, leading daily student staff meeting during LEAD Week, ensuring that activities are well coordinated and maintaining the planned schedule.

During LEAD Week, the Peer Mentors lead daily peer mentoring group meetings. They assist with all other activities during the week, coordinate afternoon team building activities, maintain informal mentoring relationships throughout the year. 

Each year a small team of students are selected to work with transfer students, including three peer mentors and two seminar peer educators. Current transfer students are preferred for these positions but juniors or seniors who started at first years will also be considered. This team will need to be able to address the unique concerns of transfer students. The LEAD Seminar peer educator will commit to one quarter - for LEAD 101 - which is a transfer student seminar that is held during fall quarter.


During LEAD Week, the English (ENGL) 1 Peer Educators are present as an additional academic resource in the ENGL 1 classrooms. They facilitate and contribute to classroom conversation, provide feedback on class work and lead study and review sessions when needed. ENGL 1 Peer Educators are expected to participate as peer educators in ENGL 1 and 2 in fall and winter quarters. During the academic year, peer educators earn academic credit. ENGL Peer Educators participate in the application and interview process, but are primarily selected by the ENGL instructors.

During LEAD Week, the LEAD Seminar Peer Educators take the lead in planning the large group activities. They also assist with office tasks and program coordination during LEAD Week. LEAD Seminar Peer Educators are expected to participate as peer educators in LEAD 1 and 2 in fall and winter quarters. They help facilitate LEAD Seminar through leading discussions, presenting information, and offering an older student perspective. During the academic year, peer educators earn academic credit. Seminar Peer Educators participate in the application and interview process, and are selected collaboratively by the instructors and the Associate Director.