Student Leaders - Residential Life - McDonogh School

Student Leaders

A select group of seniors within the boarding community are the Rollins-Luetkemeyer (R-L) Leaders. After going through an application process, approximately 19 students are selected to live in the dorms during their senior year and take part in a leadership-training program. With guidance from program advisors, the R-L Leaders learn how to apply leadership skills in their community.

Before the school year begins, the R-L's participate in a leadership retreat so that by the time classes start, they are a close-knit group. Their peers look to them as role models and the faculty looks to them as representatives of the student body. With their boarding expenses paid, these students are expected to take an active role in boarding life, planning events for their dorm-mates and finding ways to enhance dorm life. 

Additionally, six seniors are selected to serve as prefects in the dorms and are also considered a part of the R-L Leaders Program. The prefects, one for each dorm floor, serve as liaisons between the dorm parents and all of the boarders. They reach out to students in need as necessary, particularly those adjusting to dorm life, and help to create a culture of respect within the boarding community.