2018 Fall Student Leadership Conference

Unity of the Heart and Mind

Friday, August 31, 2018


The registration application is live and due on May 31st.

Affiliated Student Leaders (those connected to a specific elected and selected student leadership position, e.g. RA, NSL, Club Leader, etc.) $20 per attendee (paid for by your student leader advisor/supervisor/organization), the fee covers the administrative overhead, breakfast, lunch, and a student leader t-shirt.

If you are not affiliated with a student leadership organization, please email slc@fairfield.edu for more information.

Living on Campus? Early Move-In Information

If you are living on campus during the fall 2018 academic semester, you are able to move-in early. When filling out the conference registration, you will be asked about your on-campus residence. We are not able to accommodate those living at the beach for on-campus housing during the time of the conference. Please note that by attending this conference and moving in early to attend the conference, you are expected to help with first-year move in on Sunday September 3rd. Move in will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a reporting time of 6:45 a.m. in the LLC BCC.

For questions specifically regarding housing, please contact Residence Life directly at 203-254-4151 or residencelife@fairfield.edu

Questions & Contact

Email: slc@fairfield.edu

Phone: 203 254 4053


The Student Leadership Conference is an exciting time for student leaders to attain the knowledge, skills, and resources to be effective change agents for the upcoming year, while cultivating a sense of community among the many different groups and positions represented. This year's theme is Heroic Leadership, highlighting each of the four pillars of leadership.

This theme of Heroic Leadership describes the Jesuit leadership style composed of four key principles: Self-Awareness, Ingenuity, Love, and Heroism. These four pillars of leadership embody what it means to be a true leader. In his book, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World, author Chris Lowney describes how each principle plays a key part in Heroic Leadership, emphasizing the importance of knowing one's values and one's self, how to confidently adapt in an ever-changing world, how to engage others in reaching their own potential, and energizing oneself and one's community with a passion for excellence.

To gain a deeper understanding of Heroic Leadership, we encourage you to review the following document: Heroic Leadership

Who Should Attend

The conference welcomes all student leaders and aspiring student leaders. If you are looking to strengthen your leadership skills and abilities, the conference is a great step to develop these skills. Let us help you discover what your leadership journey will be at Fairfield.

Over 300 student leaders attended last year’s Student Leadership Conference.

Call for Programs

Calls for Programs is live and due by June 15, 2018


A more detailed schedule will be available August 1, 2018

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Check In & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Conference Welcome and Keynote
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
First Round of Sessions
11:00 -11:50 a.m.
Second Round of Sessions | Advisor RoundTable
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
1:15 - 2:05 p.m.
Third Round of Sessions
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Entertainment


Students living on campus in the fall will be able to arrive the day before the conference.

Commuter students will need to commute to the conference.

All students leaders are required to join our tradition of welcoming and assisting with the Class of 2022 Move-In Day. This means that students are to report to the BCC Lower Level on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. Move-In Day will end at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. We thank you in advance for your time.


Barone Campus Center at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.