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Leadership Development

Medallion Program Level Three

How Does Practicing Leadership Impact Others?

Level three of the Medallion Program focuses on the implementation of all six domains to elevate your leadership style. To successfully complete this portion of the program you will need to complete the following: 

  • Level one and level two of the Medallion Program
  • A Level 3 Assessment
    • The Assessment can be found on the Medallion CCC page.
    • In the Level 3 Assessment you will be asked to reflect thoughtfully on the following questions:
      • What skills have you applied in your leadership that you have learned from Level 1 and 2?
      • How has your view of leadership changed during your time at the University of Rochester?
      • How does the practice of leadership impact others?
      • What was the impact of your involvement in the project or class, on campus, and/or in the community? Please briefly describe your project or class.

Plus one of the following:

  • A leadership class
    • You must inform us of your intent to take one of the approved classes for Medallion Level 3 prior to registration. Please send an email to Medallion@rochester.edu to inform us of your intent. Please see information below for more details.
  • A specialization project
    • Please send an email to Medallion@rochester.edu informing us of your choice to complete a specialization project and which area you wish to complete the specialization in. You will then receive a response with the contact information of the person you will work with in that area. You must also submit a one-page proposal of your project within the chosen specialization within the first 30 days of the semester. For more information on how to complete a specialization project and the one-page proposal, see below. A full document on student responsibilities is provided here. A full document on advisor responsibilities is provided here. Please meet with the contact person and work on the proposal together. Papers can be emailed to Medallion@rochester.edu Please see information below for more details.

Leadership Class

For this class to count toward your level three requirements, you must complete the class after finishing level one and level two but within a semester of when you want it to count toward completing level three. You must inform us of your intent to take one of the approved classes for Medallion Level 3 prior to registration. Please send an email to Medallion@rochester.edu to inform us of your intent.

Choose a class from the approved list below*:

  • CAS 125: Creating Inclusive Campus Communities (Fall)
  • CAS 206: Community-Engaged Scholarship (pre-requisite CAS 202: Introduction to Community - Engaged Scholarship) (Fall)
  • CAS 207: Chemistry Engagement in the Rochester City School District (Fall)
  • CAS 304: Urban Crime and Justice (Fall)
  • CAS 312: Support Practices in Peer Education (Spring)
  • CAS 319: Study Zone Leader Training (Spring)
  • CAS 357: Peer Mentoring and Advising (Fall & Spring)
  • CAS 360: Leadership in a Diverse World (Spring)
  • CAS 370: Applied Leadership In Student Government (Fall)

*Depending on the number of credits of the class, you may have to take additional workshops to meet requirements.

Specialization Project

For this requirement students will work with one of the following offices or areas to assist with or create sustainable programing:

  • Student employment (Wilson Commons Student Activities, Office of the Dean of Students, etc.)
  • Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
  • Intercultural
  • LGBTQ
  • Service learning

Details for you to accomplish a level 3 project:

You will work with your project advisor to create a project proposal to be submitted to the Medallion Program Advisory Committee (MPAC) within 30 days of the start of the semester.

  • Proposals must be created in collaboration with the student and the project advisor
  • Proposals will be submitted through this Medallion Program CCC form answering the questions below:
    • How does it benefit the Rochester community?
    • How does it integrate all six domains of the Medallion Program?
    • How do you plan to execute the project?
    • What is the proposed timeline of completion?
  • Project scope should require a minimum of 15 hours to complete the project (not exceed 25 hours)
  • You must take lead on the project
  • Project cannot be clerical
  • Project must benefit the Rochester campus and community
  • Integration of all 6 domains are required to be in the project
  • Project Advisor must report to Medallion Program Advisory Committee approval of outcome of project

Expectations of you as a student

  • Meet with the project advisor to review ideas and create a proposal
  • Meet with the project advisor consistently to ensure project progress within submitted timeline

Level Three Incentives

Upon completion of the requirements for level three you will:

  • Receive a level three pin
  • Have the ability to join the Medallion Leadership Society 
  • Attend recognition receptions
  • Be invited to attend the Medallion Program Reception
  • Gain skills in citizenship
  • Demonstrate leadership through creating positive social change