student leadership Retreat

Prior to the begninning of each semester, the Student Government Association, Student Leadership Commission, Office of Student Life and Department of Residence Life host a student leadership retreat. Students serving as executive board members in clubs and organizations or other student leadership positions are invited to attend workshops, programs, keynote presentations and plan for the upcoming semester.

The Leadership Retreat for the Spring 2014 will be held Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th.

For more informaiton, please contact Sal Rizza, Associate Director of Student Life, at  or Leadership Commissioner, Juliemar Ortiz, at .

Registration will be available beginning November 6th. Students must register for the Student Leadership Retreat by Friday, January 3rd in order to be eligible to move-in to their Residence Hall assignments on Friday, January 10th.

After January 3rd, students may register to participate in the retreat by emailing John Eno, Leadership Retreat Co-Chair at but late registrants may NOT move-in early.

The Office of Student Life, Office of Residence Life, and Student Government Association are happy to invite registered student leaders to the Student Leadership Retreat Weekend on Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th.

Student leaders are being invited to attend this retreat because they are registered as Southern Connecticut State University's student leaders, either as an elected or appointed executive board member within a club or organization, as an Orientation Ambassador, Community Coordinator/Advisor, or another elected or appointed position.

During the Student Leadership Retreat Weekend student leaders will have an opportunity to begin planning for their semester, receive critical information regarding student activities, and network with other student leaders as we anticipate continued collaborative programming, events, and activities.

Resident students who register for Student Leadership Retreat Weekend will have an opportunity to move-in early on Tuesday, August 20th. All resident students who have moved in early are required to attend all mandatory programs which will be indicated on the schedule. Students who have university related job training (ie...Community Advisor/Community Coordinator training) and/or academic related obligations or orientations (ie...summer classes) may be excused from mandatory sessions that conflict with these university related obligations. Please provide this information on the registration form.

We look forward to hearing from you and we hope that you will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity!

Please contact our office at 203 392 5782 or email if you have any questions.


The Student Leadership Retreat Committee Co-Charis

Juliemar Ortiz and John Eno


The Office of Student Life

Denise Bentley-Drobish, Director of Student Life and Student Affairs

Sal Rizza, Assistant Director of Student Life

Eric LaCharity, Assistant to the Director of Student Life

Nikki Hutchinson, Graduate Intern

Kaitlyn Hoffmann, Graduate Intern

Tanielle Dobson, Graduate Intern

Jessica Kiska, Graduate Intern

Charlene Camarasanna, Secretary

Joanne Gandolfi, Secretary

Student Leadership Retreat Information

• Professional speakers will be presenting two keynote presentations and a small group workshops.

• Executive training sessions on topics such as budget planning, coordinating trips, and engaging new students.

• Meet, network, and collaborate with other student leaders, clubs, and organizations.

• Opportunity for resident students to move in early. (Must attend all mandatory programs noted on schedule.)

While the Student Leadership Retreat is a voluntary program, it will be expected that once a student leader registers to attend that they are present throughout the retreat. Students who choose to move into their Residence Hall early will be expected to fulfill the following obligations:

Student Organization Leadership Retreat Expectations for Resident Students-

Please be aware that according to University policy, the following conditions apply to students living on campus:

All on-campus students must be matriculated and attending the University full time. Full time is defined as the following: 12 or more credits for undergraduate students and 9 or more credits for graduate students.

Prior to move in, students must be in compliance with the health regulations of the University. This includes a complete health record, including verification of the measles and meningitis vaccinations.

You must have a 'ZERO ACCOUNT BALANCE' with the University. You may view and pay your bill online at:

In addition, students who attend Student Leadership Retreat are also expected to:

Attend all mandatory programs which will take place from 9am-6pm on Wednesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 22nd as well as help with New Student move in on Saturday, August 24th from 7am- 5pm. Some additional duties may be assigned.

Abide by all polices set by the Office of Residence Life during this period of time.

Move-in for Student Leadership Retreat Weekend will be on Tuesday, August 20th between 9am- 12pm.

If you have any questions regarding your housing assignment or withdrawing from housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (203) 392-5870. You may also e-mail housing at

We look forward to hearing from you and we hope that you will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity!

Please contact our office at 203 392 5782 or email if you have any questions.