Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Here for our Students

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) provides services and programs related to student leadership, student involvement, and multicultural awareness that builds community and pride amongst the student body.

We are here to make sure that your college experience is fun, exciting, enriching, and engaging. University Student Activities and Engagement (USAE) provides you with opportunities to get involved in social groups, activities, community service, and events throughout the year.


SLE oversees the Student Government Association (SGA), Royal Court, Greek Life Organizations (National Pan-Hellenic Council and United Greek Council), Golden Bulls Activities Committee (GBAC), and over 30 Student Clubs and Organizations.


In partnership with current committee members, guides the recruitment and selection process of new members; attends weekly planning meetings; and assist the division in the planning of “big impact” events including:


  • Welcome Week
  • Homecoming
  • Bullfest
  • Student leadership programs
  • Powerful lectures by world renowned speakers
  • Extensive Black History and Women's Month programming
  • Hands-on student engagement opportunities
  • Hazing Prevention Week
  • Community Fair
  • Cultural Awareness Months/Diversity and Inclusion
  • CIAA Week
  • Senior Week
  • Entertainers

Information on student groups

A student organization is defined as a registered group/club of students at JCSU that operates under University policies and procedures and whose programs and activities affect the education process, promote cultural understanding, common interests, student welfare, and/or contributes to the overall community at JCSU while not interfering or disrupting the orderly operation and rights of the University community.

Historically, Greek-letter organizations and social fellowships have assumed an active role in contributing to the cultural, scholastic, political, service, and social life on campus, as well as providing leadership opportunities for students. At JCSU fraternities, sororities, and social fellowships are involved in educational programs, community service, and leadership development. They also provide a strong bond of friendship among their members. For the purposes of this document the term Fraternal Organization refers to social fraternities, sororities, and social fellowships.

Mister and Miss Johnson C. Smith University are official student hosts for the University. Since the inception of the positions, Mister and Miss JCSU, and the royal court, has played significant public roles as student representatives. 

The SGA is recognized as the official governing body of students at JCSU. They help recommend policies, resolve student grievances, provide input about various issues at the University and participate in disciplinary procedures.

The SEC is responsible for establishing fair and equitable development and enforcement of the Student Elections Code. 

The JCSU Intramural and Recreation Program provides a wide array of recreational experiences. These include intramural sports, club sports, fitness programs, and informal recreational activities.

GBAC is responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating a regular and varied series of engagement opportunities for students.