Leadership & Student Government
Student Government (CUSA)
As Clarkson's student government, the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Senate is comprised of several elected representatives from each class and collaborates with school administrators on decisions that affect the student body.
CUSA also allocates budgets to all student clubs and organizations recognized by Clarkson. That money comes from the activity fee paid by all students. It's a big responsibility — and one that gives you valuable experience working with constituents, balancing priorities and communicating your positions.
Step Up to the Plate
You'll find opportunities to lead everywhere you look. Guide any of our 12 SPEED teams as they maintain their reputations while facing off against the nation's best. Motivate your teammates while competing in any of our club or intramural sports. Or, join any of our 200-plus clubs and organizations, all of which are completely student-run. You don't need an invitation to get involved — just ask.
Give Back, Get More
We often say that Clarkson changes people. And, there are few faster routes to driving that change than volunteering and service. We hold these values dear, and as you put your time and talent into the Potsdam community, you'll discover a new capacity to work with, listen to and empathize with others. You can host a service project within a community organization, join a service organization or participate in the annual MLK Day of Service, held every January. In short, you'll become a leader.