Student Leadership

Developing leadership skills is a critical component of a K education and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) provides many opportunities for students to discover, develop, and practice their leadership.

Student Government

Elected student leaders serve on the Student Funding Board, which allocates the Student Activities Fee.

The Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives (KCCSR) was established in Fall 2016 to facilitate the role of student voices in institutional governance.  Student Representatives are elected to the body each Fall and serve for one academic year.  Students are generally elected from the student body, and then individuals are assigned to various faculty, trustee, and college committees to provide student voices to decisions on campus.

Leadership Development Programs

OSI sponsors an annual overnight retreat for emerging student leaders. OSI also offers multiple scholarships to cover the cost of registration, housing, food, and participation fees at select national leadership conferences taking place each summer. Past opportunities include participation in:


The accomplishments of many students and organizations are recognized at the annual Senior Leadership Recognition Awards each Winter and the Black & Orange Leadership Awards each Spring.