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Student Leadership Development

Emerging Leaders: Student Leadership Engagement and Development

Criteria for Emerging Leaders certificate:

  • Attendance at four or more workshops, programs, or conferences that focus on personal and/or skill development. 
  • Evidence of campus involvement, such as club or committee participation, assisting with activities, etc. This participation may be reflected through a resume.
  • Participation in at least one service learning experience. Reflection is an essential piece of this component.
  • Completion of at least one self-assessment, such as a personality, leadership, career or skills assessment.
  • Awareness of personal values, personal motivation, and core beliefs. This may be done through one or more items, such as a mission statement, philosophy of leadership, or values collage for example.
  • Identification of one’s philosophy of leadership and leadership skills. This may be demonstrated through a written philosophy of leadership, reflection on a leader ship inventory, mission statement.
  • Creation of at least one short-term and one long-term goal, accompanied by action plans to reach those goals.


Caitlin White 
Student Leadership & Orientation Specialist