Student Leadership Development

Project LEaD: Leadership Engagement and Development

Criteria for Project LEaD 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.

To meet the challenge you have to LEARN, LEAD, and SERVE your community.

LEARN credits (4) are earned by attending workshops offered on campus each fall and spring semester or through “on-your-own options.” 

LEAD credits (2) are earned by demonstrating involvement in one campus club, committee, or organization (including athletics) and by attending at least two Student Government Association meetings.

SERVE credits (2) are earned through participation in two activities designated by the Office of Student Activities as community involvement activities, or by attending a service trip offered each semester. (Application and deposit required) An additional option for earning service credits is to provide documentation of at least eight hours of on-your-own community service.


Kurt B. Doan 
Director for Student Activities

Spring 2016 Project LEaD Program schedule

Description of options for earning "Learn Credits"

Enroll in Project LEaD 

To complete the certificate, all credits must be attained by May 1, 2016