Students as Leaders

Our nearly two-dozen student councils, affinity organizations, and interest groups provide students with opportunities to pursue leadership, meet like-minded peers, enhance professional development, engage in community organizing, and take collective action.  

Angie Kim welcoming a new class of the Silver Student Leadership Council

Helping to build the Trans + Queer = Collective has allowed me to find safety, validation, and support at Silver...Being involved in student groups has been a sustaining and grounding force throughout my MSW program.

Kelly Ancharski, MSW ’20

The Next Generation of Nonprofit and Public Sector Leadership

Through specialized educational initiatives like our Adaptive Leadership Fellowship and Macro Practice in Organizations Focused Learning Opportunity, we are training students to exercise leadership in their fieldwork and assume leadership positions in their professional careers.

2019 MSW Adaptive Leadership Fellows
2019 MSW Adaptive Leadership Fellows

Fostering Community While Facilitating Professional Growth

As a Graduate Student Association First Year Representative, Ashma Luitel, MSW '21, helped organize Silver Community Day for her peers. The day-long, student-led professional development event, which was formerly known as "Common Day," was renamed "Community Day" in 2020. "Community brings people together," Ashma explained. "It fosters connection, it facilitates growing together. That was our intention."

Ashma Luitel
Ashma Luitel
MSW ’21
Silver GSA First Year Representative