Leadership can look a million different ways on our campus, depending on what a student’s interests or passions are. Whether it’s joining a club or organization, holding an on-campus job, playing a sport, becoming an Orientation Ambassador or presenting on behalf of your academic department at a national conference, students have the opportunity to grow their leadership skills through a wide variety of experiences. Below are some of the on-going programs and opportunities that exist for anyone looking to grow as a leader.
FLEX: First-Year Leadership Experience
The Freshman Leadership Experience (FLEX) Program is a pre-college experience that runs three consecutive days before New Owl Weekend (NOW). The pre-college experience allows participants to meet and make connections with a diverse group of peers prior to classes beginning.
During the program, participants will explore and participate in meaningful leadership experiences, interact with current student leaders, faculty and staff and discuss topics that will help you succeed at the university. FLEX will explore topics such as values, relationships, personal and professional goal setting, diversity, and much more. This program is a great first step into a leadership experience at SCSU!
Bronze Certificate Leadership Program
The Bronze Leadership Certificate Program is a 7-week program that covers that following content areas:
- Foundations of Personal Leadership
- True Colors
- Communications Skills for Leaders
- Personal Values and Leadership Ethics
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
- Identity Awareness
- Creating A Personal Vision Statement
By participating, participants will be able to report an increased knowledge and understanding of basic individual leadership skills, be able to report an increased number of personal and professional relationships with student leaders, peers, and key University staff members, and exhibit interpersonal competency in understanding oneself and the impact they have on others.
Peer Mentors are students who are placed into Inquiry 101 classes and serve as a liaison between the faculty member and the students in their assigned class. They are students that demonstrate academic and personal success and are committed to SCSU's mission of academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Peer Mentors have the desire to help first-year students as they transition to college. Selection to the Peer Mentor program is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for both personal and professional growth. Applications to become a Peer Mentor typically become available during the end of the fall semester, and most successful applicants are students who have been nominated by their own Peer mentor of INQ faculty member.
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. O∆K encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, O∆K honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members. The SCSU chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa was established in 2017 and students are nominated based on their academic success and co-curricular involvement.