Hiram College

Hiram Leadership Application Process (LAP)

Hiram College has a variety of leadership positions for students who desire to make a difference on campus beyond the classroom and club memberships. Although students receive payment for LAP positions, the impact of their leadership can be seen in the classroom, the residence halls, and anywhere in between. However, leadership is not only being in a position of authority and having a title. Leadership is knowing also how to follow, how to work with a team, how to support others, and much more; being a leader is a responsibility.

The skills that you develop while in college will stay with you for a lifetime. Communication, decision making, and working with a team are just a few of the many skills that you will gain or sharpen by becoming a student leader. Employers find great value in employees with well developed problem solving, organizational, and planning skills. They also value character traits such as integrity, adaptability, and determination. Our Leadership positions are designed to complement and enhance your academic experiences while developing you in each of these areas.

Leadership can mean many things but for those involved in the Leadership Application Process it means fulfilling a role that serves others with purpose, commitment, and accountability. We also believe true leadership is the ability to apply ethical decision making to achieve personal and organization goals. As a leader you will be an integral part of the effort to meet the needs of the Hiram community.

If you are interested in taking that next step to becoming a member of our leadership team, check the information below for available opportunities and the application deadlines.


International Peer Assistant

International Peer Assistant –Nicole Gatrell, Director of International, Commuter, and Transfer Student Services, GatrellNR@hiram.edu, x5388

Orientation Leader

Orientation Leader – Bethani Burkhart, Director of Career and Academic Development,burkhartbm@hiram.edu , x5132

Out of State Peer Assistant

Out of State Peer Assistant-Nicole Gatrell, Director of International, Commuter, and Transfer Student Services, GatrellNR@hiram.edu, x5388

Peer Mentor

Peer Mentor- Dee West, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, WestDE@hiram.edu, x5237 or Amber Thomas, thomasa1@hiram.edu, x5495

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant – Kyle Wolfe, Assistant Director of Residential Education,wolfeka@hiram.edu,X6225

Service Leader 

Service Leader – Heidi George, Community Service Coordinator,georgehs@hiram.edu, x5623

Terrier Welcome Team

Terrier Welcome Team- Dee West, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, WestDE@hiram.edu, x5237 

Welcome Center Staff Member

Welcome Center Staff Member – Nikole Benjamin, Administrative Assistant, Campus Safety, BenjaminNL@hiram.edu, x5188


To complete an application for the LAP Process please do the following:

Timeline: Action Items: Additional Info:
Recommendation Forms DUE Friday, January 24th, 2020                                                                            Recommendation Forms

One recommendation needs to come from an individual in the Hiram College Community.

Online Recommendation Forms must be submitted before 5 PM on January 24, 2020.

Online Applications DUE Friday, January 24th, 2020 Application Form

You must attach your resume as a PDF in this application.

Applications are due online at 5 pm Friday, January 24, 2020. You will receive an email confirmation that you have filled out the form correctly.

Individual and Interactive Interviews –
Wednesday, February 5th – Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
 You will be emailed a link to set up your individual interview Individual interviews will be conducted by the office you are applying to. Please see information above.
Decision Letters – Friday, March 6th, 2020 at noon Decision Letters can be picked up from The Welcome Center during normal desk hours. Please read your Decision Letter carefully; each position requires different actions to accept or deny the position.


Additional Information:

  • Minimum requirements for each position must be met in order for an applicant to continue in the process.  This includes being in good academic and judicial standing.  Please note that some positions have minimum GPA requirements.  Be sure to carefully read the job description for the position(s) for which you are applying. You must have this GPA at the time of appointment and at the positions “official” start date in the next academic year.
  • Successful candidates must attend two mandatory development training/workshops through out the year and the kickoff meeting in March 2020, dates to be determined.
  • Resident Assistants may not serve as Course Assistant without approval from supervisors. International Peer Assistants may not serve as Resident Assistants and Course Assistants.
    • RA Information Sessions Provided:
      • 12/3  8 pm -Bowler 4th Floor Lounge
      • 12/3  9 pm -Henry Lounge
      • 12/5  8 pm -East Hall Forum
      • 12/10  8 pm -Miller Lounge
      • 12/12  8 pm -Whitcomb Lounge
      • 12/12  9 pm -BC De Young Lounge
  • All applicants can only apply to and preference for FOUR positions. Carefully choose positions that match your strengths and skills.  Many of these positions will take dedicated time out of your schedules, therefore please take this into account before applying.
  • Do not submit your application until you know the names of your 2 recommenders. You should ensure that your recommenders know that you would like them to serve as a reference for the LAP positions and to which positions you are applying. Recommenders should be able to comment on your qualifications and strengths, as well as areas in which you may need to improve. You may want to provide them with a copy of the job description(s) and a copy of your resume so they can write an informed recommendation.
  • You will need to upload a resume with your online application. For resume assistance, you may utilize the services of the Career Center. Career Development is eager to help you write an effective resume to obtain a leadership position. Use one or more of the sources for resume help:
  • Come to a Resume Review drop in session with Kenyatta Reed: Students should bring their iPads and a copy of their resume. The career center will  provide you with a form if you don’t have a resume already.
    • December 10th from 12-2 in Hinsdale 101
    • January 22nd from 12-2 in Hinsdale 101
  • Individual appointments in the Career center; call 330.569.5131 or e-mail careercenter@hiram.edu.