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Leadership Development

Rising Leader Class

The 2018 Rising Leader Class meets on Fridays, September 7–November 9, 2018. Two class sections will be available: noon–2 p.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Program Information

This two-credit course for first-year students is more than the study of leadership; it is designed to help you develop your own leadership style. As a first-year student, this course allows you to:

  • Explore your own college transition process
  • Learn how intentional leadership experiences can support your goals

The overall purpose of this course is to encourage you to carefully analyze your responsibilities and commitments in the context of leadership for purposeful change. The class involves activities that enhance personal development and the practice of leadership. Class sessions include:

  • Traditional classroom learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Engagement in challenging dialogue

Students work with upper-class mentors and in small groups to simultaneously help them adjust to campus life and develop leadership skills. Upper-class mentors serve as a source of advice and support in adjusting to college and becoming a leader on campus.

For more details on the program, see the program PDF.

Apply here by Friday, July 20th at midnight.