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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 three reflection paper 
    • Once you have completed one of the options below, you must submit a Level 3 reflection paper based on the work you did completing Level 3. The reflection paper must answer the following questions:
      • What skills have you applied in your leadership that you learned from Level 1 and Level 2?
      • How has your view of leadership changed at the University of Rochester?
      • How does the practice of leadership impact others?
      • What was the impact of your involvement in the specialization project or class, on the campus and/or community?

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. 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 120: Exploring Intercultural Competence: Preparation for the Global Citizen
  • CAS 125: Creating Inclusive Campus Communities
  • CAS 206: Community-Engaged Scholarship (pre-requisite CAS 202: Introduction to Community - Engaged Scholarship)
  • CAS 207: Chemistry Engagement in the Rochester City School District
  • CAS 304: Urban Crime and Justice
  • CAS 357: Peer Mentoring and Advising
  • CAS 370: Applied Leadership In Student Government

*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, Office of the Dean of Students, etc.)
  • Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
  • Intercultural
  • LGBTQ
  • Service learning

Students must:

  • Complete project within a semester, and take an active lead in the project for minimum of 15 work hours
  • Work with one of the above offices or areas to create a project proposal (Note: Project must be collaborative)

Please send an email to Medallion@rochester.edu informing us of your choice to complete a specialization project and which area you wish you 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. Please meet with the contact person and work on the proposal together. Papers can be emailed to Medallion@rochester.edu and must answer 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? 

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