Leadership & Student Government

Leadership & Student Government

You didn't come to Clarkson to sit back and observe. Golden Knights are doers — they knock big challenges down to size and use creativity to make the world a better place.

That means making our campus community better, too. Groups like the Clarkson Union Board (CUB) and the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) give you the chance to hone your leadership skills — and put your stamp on campus.

Clarkson Union Board

Wondering what's happening on campus? Why not plan it yourself? The Clarkson Union Board (CUB) sponsors concerts, themed bingo, movies, comedians, magicians and specialty events like casino nights all year long — and students are responsible for managing budgets, hiring the acts and promoting the events.

The CUB calendar is highlighted by SpringFest and FallFest, which typically bring national acts to campus. In the past, we've hosted musicians like Two Friends, Waka Flocka Flame, BBno$ and Yung Gravy.

About CUB

Contact Us

Take your spot at the table. Talk to us about the leadership opportunities that await you at Clarkson.

Office of Student Life

Director of Student Life: Kristen Avery 
Phone: 315-268-6680 
Email: osl@chinapjp.com

Student Government (CUSA)

As Clarkson's student government, the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Senate is comprised of several elected representatives from each class and collaborates with school administrators on decisions that affect the student body.

CUSA also allocates budgets to all student clubs and organizations recognized by Clarkson. That money comes from the activity fee paid by all students. It's a big responsibility — and one that gives you valuable experience working with constituents, balancing priorities and communicating your positions.

Step Up to the Plate

You'll find opportunities to lead everywhere you look. Guide any of our 12 SPEED teams as they maintain their reputations while facing off against the nation's best. Motivate your teammates while competing in any of our club or intramural sports. Or, join any of our 200-plus clubs and organizations, all of which are completely student-run. You don't need an invitation to get involved — just ask.

Give Back, Get More

We often say that Clarkson changes people. And, there are few faster routes to driving that change than volunteering and service. We hold these values dear, and as you put your time and talent into the Potsdam community, you'll discover a new capacity to work with, listen to and empathize with others. You can host a service project within a community organization, join a service organization or participate in the annual MLK Day of Service, held every January. In short, you'll become a leader.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

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