There are a variety of programs, initiatives, and services to enhance and develop your leadership skills at WPI. Leadership opportunities include everything from getting involved in student government or your class board;  supporting your peers as a tutor or resident advisor;  educating fellow students about important health and wellness issues; and collaborating with industry leaders to hone your networking skills. WPI student leaders make a positive impact on the campus community while also gaining valuable, real-world experience. 

However you decide to discover leadership at WPI, there’s a program here for you. Not sure? Meet the many student leaders across campus and read their stories to learn more about the various leadership options available.

Peer Education: Promoting Alcohol and Substance Safety

Looking for opportunities to help others? The students involved in the Promoting Alcohol and Substance Safety (PASS) organization help their peers learn the facts about alcohol and other drugs, as well as harm reduction, bystander intervention, and ways to support a loved one struggling with substance abuse. 

Leading Peers: Apply to be a Resident Advisor

The 2017-18 Resident Advisor (RA) application process is currently underway!  RAs are responsible for the safety and well-being of residents in a particular section or floor of a residence hall, and also play an important role in helping new undergraduate students adjust to living on campus. Learn more about what it takes to be an RA and how to apply.

Jack Murphy
Jack M.
Junior, BS in Chemical Engineering & MS in Fire Protection Engineering

A future fire protection engineer who loves WPI’s project-based curriculum because it’s preparing him for the real world.

Lailah Thompson
Lailah T.
Senior, BS in Industrial Engineering & MS in Management & Minor in English

A senior BS/MS student with a zest for international travel looks to help change the world for those in developing countries.

Morgan Mitchell
Morgan M.
Junior, BS in Management Engineering & MS in Management

With a fascination for science and innovation from an early age, Morgan has turned her natural curiosity into an exciting career path.


Log into TechSync for more information about leadership opportunities, including forms, dates and deadlines, and how to apply.


Leadership Recognition

WPI presents the Emerging Leader of the Year, Peer Learning Assistant of the Year, Crimson and Gray, and CARE Awards to outstanding student leaders who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities through involvement in organizations, within the WPI community, and with peers.

The lessons I’ve learned by taking the initiative to be involved as a student leader will continue to serve me far longer than my tenure at WPI.
The leadership programs provided me the opportunity to apply newly learned and developed leadership skills in a hands-on environment.