About the Center
To cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement experiences.
Aspiring to be the premier center for integrated leadership development and involvement resources for all students.
Core Departmental Values
Intentional Learning through Experience: We promote student development through purposeful engagement and reflection to achieve significant learning outcomes.
Inclusive Collaboration: We strive to create a culture of openness, respect, and enthusiasm that generates valuable partnerships enabling all constituents to work towards accomplishing common goals.
Integrity & Accountability: We believe in empowering ourselves and others to make decisions based on honesty and equity while accepting the responsibilities of our actions.
Student Centered: We understand that our common purpose in each action is to provide developmental opportunities for the students of this University.
Intentional Decision Making: We are committed to making strategic decisions based on research and data collection to further advance the opportunities for student learning.
Quality Programs & Services: We are dedicated to providing valuable out of the classroom learning experiences for students that produce a measurable and meaningful impact.
Experiential Education: We provide purposeful opportunities for development through students’ direct engagement with their environment and experience and continue the process with in-depth reflection.
Challenge & Support: We extend a student's experience beyond the familiar through intentional learning opportunities while providing a safe and stable environment.
Depth & Breadth: We honor the profound impact that specific and intense engagement has on student development while also providing extensive opportunities for continued learning.
Evaluate & Adapt: We incorporate assessment measures into all of our programs to ensure meaningful impact and we make tactical adjustments when necessary.
Socio-Cultural Awareness:We promote diverse learning opportunities that integrate experience and reflection on critical issues of social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism.
Transference of Knowledge: We generate learning outcomes for our programs that are intrinsically applicable to other contexts and promote holistic development.
Collaborative Spirit: We value partnerships with wide ranging campus constituents which enable us to connect students with constant opportunities for holistic learning.
Process Oriented: We focus on the behavior of our students and customize our initiatives to promote their involvement and in turn their growth and development.
Balanced Involvement: We encourage measured involvement and reflection that broadens perspectives and abilities while adding life long value.
Connected to Campus: We support students in building their own unique ties within the University community and provide resources to assist in the discovery of these opportunities.