Student Leadership

Gwynedd Mercy University prepares you for today's market both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to developing graduates who are not only effective leaders, but are compassionate toward those in need and are compelled to serve the global community.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is your voice! We plan, design and promote student activities based on your input. We are here to create a positive atmosphere throughout the entire GMercyU community.

SGA is the sponsor of Griffin Madness, the annual event that serves as the unofficial kickoff to the basketball seasons! Check out highlights from this year's event. 


Meet your 2015-2016 Student Government Association Executive Council 

SGA executive council 2015-2016

Executive Council

President: Shermier Porter
Vice President: Bobbi Messmer
Treasurer: Julianna Ransone
Corresponding Secretary: Stephanie Taccard
Recording Secretary: Kali Wilner

For additional information or to join the Student Government Association contact:

Rouseline Emmanuel-Frenel
215-646-7300 ext. 21565

Griffin Student Leadership Institute

"Leader is a word that embraces numerous qualities.  GSLI helped me to identify and strengthen the leadership qualities I possess.  All of us have opportunities to fill a leadership role at some point, if not each day, of our lives.” – Megan Gifford ‘16

The Griffin Student Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a comprehensive program for students who are looking to craft their leadership skills. Whether you're an incoming freshman who would like to start developing a foundation in leadership or a senior who wants to partner with a professional mentor, GSLI has the resources for you.

GSLI offers three levels of leadership certification:

Each year, GSLI holds a campus-wide leadership conference where the entire GMercyU community is invited to take part. Past presenters have included Pamela Rainey Lawler, founder of Philabundance and Dr. Tom Segar, Vice President for Student Affairs at Shepherd University.

Emerging Leaders Certification

Directed to both current and incoming students, the Emerging Leaders Certification provides a foundation in leadership and the skills necessary to apply leadership in a socially conscious college environment.

Evolving Leaders Certification

Already involved in a club or organization on campus? This program will help you effectively organize your group for it to be successful and sustainable.  You can get your certification in just 15 hours of leadership training.  Invite a club member to go through training with you and receive budget dollars for your club! Apply today!

Exceptional Leaders Certification

The Exceptional Leaders Certification is designed for students with extensive leadership skills or who have taken part in one of the two prior certifications. This program brings your college leadership experience into the context of your career and society as a whole. You will explore leadership issues connected to both service and social responsibility as well as learn how to apply your skills and knowledge as it relates both personally and professionally.

As an Exceptional Leader, you will be partnered with a professional leader or mentor in your field of study.  Apply today!  Are you unsure? Learn more about the GSLI Exceptional Program.

Griffin Leadership Journal

Read about the experiences of student leaders and their mentors in the Griffin Leadership Journal. 

Volume I: Griffin Leadership Journal (PDF)
Volume II: Griffin Leadership Journal (PDF) 

2017 GSLI Griffin Student Leadership Conference

Gwynedd Mercy University and the Griffin Student Leadership Institute is proud to present the 5th annual Leadership Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the Waldron Center Griffinaerie. Visit the Griffin Student Leadership Institute website for more information about the conference.