The Division of Student Affairs embraces an inclusive model of leadership in an effort to enhance student learning and facilitate positive social change. “Inclusive Leadership” is based on a commitment to dignity, civility, equality, democracy and transformation of people. It is the ability of a person to work with others and requires strengths and abilities not normally associated with patriarchal leadership. Assuming a leadership role helps define them as individual members of this community, and contributes to an evolving definition of what this community will be.
At Franklin Pierce, leadership is part of the social process, something that happens between people. It occurs in every day settings, balancing involvement and personal aspirations. Students are encouraged to find experiences on the campus that will help develop their leadership style. They gain and enhance leadership skills through active participation within the campus community. Student leaders are challenged and supported by professional staff members and peers to make the most of their experience. There are numerous avenues for students interested in making a positive impact.
Community Assistants play an integral part in the residential experience of our students. They assist in the transition to college and the overall growth of the student by providing social, developmental, and educational programs. Besides building a residential community, each CA serves as a role model for his/her residents.
Peer Leaders are an integral part of the new student experience. These volunteer leaders work with first year students through Orientation and assist professors with the Freshman Seminar Class. They model to their individual groups how to learn from and listen to others, as well as how to live and act responsibly in the midst of a world of new choices. They provide opportunities for 1st year students to connect with each other, the campus, and surrounding community.
Student Fire Officers are involved with the leadership of the Campus Fire Squad. Individuals have completed national certification for Fire One and are directly connected with the Rindge Fire Department. The FPU Fire Company is tasked with immediate response to on campus calls and support the town as needed within the surrounding communities.
Student Safety Officers work for the Department of Campus Safety to keep the community safe and build campus community. They assist the Department in the areas of campus patrol, parking enforcement, event direction/safety and dispatch. Besides building community, each Student Safety Officer serves as a role model for his/her peers.
Members of the EMS Squad (EMTs) are nationally certified volunteer students that provide appropriate medical care for the campus community. Students are on call 24 hours a day. The Squad is supervised by the Director of Health Services. They follow protocols from the State of New Hampshire.
Judicial Board members an integral part in the residential experience of our students. They assist the Office of Judicial Affairs in upholding community standards.