We understand leadership as a collaborative process through which individuals create change in their communities, whether or not they hold a position of authority. Leadership can be learned through reflective experience, and must be practiced to achieve competency and excellence.
Being a leader means:
- Investing in an area of interest and/or concern
- Understanding your values, passions, and talents
- Developing skills to become effective at what you do
- Having a willingness to take action and becoming engaged
Underlying all of these aspects of leadership at Rochester are our communal principles: fairness, freedom, honesty, inclusion, respect, and responsibility. These are our shared values that form the pillars of undergraduate student life, and they are infused throughout our leadership programs.
Invest in yourself by taking advantage of our leadership training and development opportunities: