Otterbein's Miller-Winter Leaders - named for Otterbein's first two female graduates - are a select group of students who have made a commitment to serve the needs of women and girls on campus and in our community. The Miller-Winter Leaders run empowerment programs for girls, assist non-profits with women's events, serve as near-peer mentors to first-year students, and intern at local women- and girl-serving agencies.
All sophomore and junior students who make a commitment to serving over 20 hours per semester to assist women and girls in the community or on campus are eligible to apply to serve as a Miller-Winter Leader. Miller-Winter Leaders have completed their service through involvement with Otterbein's Women's and Gender Resource Center, Tri Iota (Otterbein's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies honorary), Sisters in Leadership, various community service project hosted by Otterbein's Center for Community Engagement and numerous other areas of interest. Once 20 or more hours of service are completed, students earn a stipend, provided by The Women's Fund of Central Ohio.
Fun facts from our Miller-Winter Leader survey:
- 100% of the Leaders are more confident as a result of the program
- 91% of the Leaders feel more connected to other women on campus
- 100% of the Leaders feel like they can make a difference in their community
"Through the Women's Leadership Network, Otterbein has provided me with many leadership opportunities. I have learned to see that developing my leadership skills is a process; it is not an individual life event. Otterbein has constantly challenged me with varying roles and responsibilities that allow me to continue to grow as a student leader each day." - Miller-Winter Leader