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planted student leadership program

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
- Psalm 1:3

The Planted Student Leadership Program seeks to equip and grow Christ-like student leaders. The goal is to provide student leaders with opportunities for professional development, community building, individual skill building, and character development. We aim to cultivate and send out leaders with hearts that are kind, resilient, courageous, confident and deeply rooted in the truth of God’s inerrant Word.

Planted offers opportunities for connection with student leaders through a yearly conference, a summer reading program, training, workshops, mentorship program and more!

Student Leadership Positions include:

  • Resident Assistants
  • Student Ministry Coordinators
  • Intercultural Leaders
  • Core Team
  • Orientation Team
  • Student Senate
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Publication Editors

Additional Resources offered to our student leaders (and all of campus) include:

  • Tuesday Talks & Dudesday Talks with our Chapel Department
  • Conversation Series hosted by our Student Life Department
  • Dicaf/Life Group hosted by our Intercultural Program
  • Small Groups offered by the Student Ministry Coordinators
  • Public Reading of Scripture hosted by the Student Ministry Coordinators
  • Workshops offered through the Planted Student Leadership Program
  • Book Studies offered by supervisors in different leadership positions
  • Prayer and Praise hosted by Resident Assistants in all the Residence Halls

Training for our student leaders include:

  • The yearly Planted Conference in April
  • The yearly Planted Kick-Off event in August
  • Specific trainings offered by supervisors
  • A Summer Reading program

Opportunities offered for our student leaders include:

  • The MLK Day On Service Project
  • A Peer Prayer Partnership Program
  • The Mentorship Program (Faculty & Staff are paired with a student leader for the year to foster and grow an organic relationship wherein they discuss life through the lense of Jesus).


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I have had the privilege to work in such positions as Student Ministry Coordinator and Multicultural Leader where you receive discipleship from your supervisor and fellow leaders and in turn are able to disciple others throughout the college. This discipleship is a working together to draw our relationships closer to God and one another.
Benaiah Woodrow '22

Leadership Opportunities


Student Senate

Student Senate collaborates with Covenant's administration to ensure that the student body is heard. Senate members hone their leadership skills as they work together to plan events, encourage the individual talents and passions of the students, and contribute usefully to Covenant’s community.

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Campus Activities Board

Many events on campus, from Jazz on the Overlook to '80s Skate Night, are organized and hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

View CAB


Intercultural Leaders   

Intercultural leaders are servants and advocates who help execute events and grow friendships that encourage diversity students and promote intercultural awareness and competence in the Covenant community.

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Core Team & O-Team  

The Orientation Team serves as a liaison with departments across campus to create an all-campus program designed to ease the transition for new students into the academic and community life of Covenant College.


Student Clubs  

Covenant students organize and lead over two dozen clubs every year, providing great opportunities for growth, friendship, and leadership skills development.

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Resident Assistants

RAs assist RDs to enhance the academic experience, encourage student learning and development, and enforce policies.

Andreas | Founders | Carter  | Maclellan Rymer | Student Apartments



Editors-in-chief oversee staff and collaborate with a Faculty & Staff Advisor. Publications include The Bagpipe, The Tartan, and The Thorn. Editors aim to nurture student teams, creating content that glorifies Christ and mirrors “In all things, Christ preeminent.”


Student Ministry Coordinators

  • The role of a student ministry coordinator is to be discipled and in turn disciple one another. SMC’s are trained to lead and minister to our community in small groups and encourage and facilitate spiritual development and programming within the residence hall.

Contact Us

For questions about the many student leadership opportunities at Covenant, please contact the Student Development office.

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Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
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  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

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  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


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  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
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  • Biology minor


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  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
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  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
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Community Development

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  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

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  • Computer Science minor


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  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


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  • English minor
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Health, Wellness and Coaching

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History, Politics, and International Studies

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  • History, Art History Concentration 
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  • International Studies 
  • History minor
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Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Mathematics 
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  • Music minor


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  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
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  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
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  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor