Center for Student Involvement & Leadership

Center for Student Involvement & Leadership


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The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership offers a wide array of cultural, educational, leadership and social activities to our students, faculty and staff. Getting involved in John Jay's student life is the quickest way for you to become a part of the College community, and to create your personal experience. Our office organizes programs and events, lectures, cultural presentations, leadership programs and social activities. These programs aim to enrich your experience and encourage you to develop your leadership abilities and express your talents. They allow you to build a strong connection with peers that have a diverse background and interests.

4 Pillars of Excellence

Leadership & Service


Community Building

Co-Curricular Learning

Leadership & Service: involves developing skills to manage, direct, change & lead others toward positive educational, civic, community & career endeavors
Diversity: developing an appreciation, awareness and understanding of others’ perspectives Community Building : developing meaningful connections to ones college through interactions with peers, faculty and administration Co-Curricular Learning: formal and informal out-of-class learning opportunities that are directly linked to learning that is taking place in the classroom. 




signature programs

  • Involvement Fair
  • Trailblazers Leadership Series
  • Jay-Fit Classes
  • JayLINC
  • Stress-Free Zone
  • CSIL Awards
  • Gaypril
  • Community Conversations
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

student leadership benefits

Students tabling on the Jay Walk.

  1.  Confidence
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Negotiation Skills
  4. Management Skills
  5. Networking
  6. Stand Out Resume

student leader spotlight

Hernan Carvente, student and founder of Youth Justice Club.

Hernan Carvente is a John Jay senior and founder of the Youth Justice Club. He came to John Jay after spending four years in a juvenile detention facility. Now a senior criminal justice major, he is dedicated to promoting youth justice causes and conversations.  Learn More