The Student Leadership Center hosts space for 13 different Leadership Suites. Leadership Suites house the most civically involved and community minded student organizations on campus. These students are actively involved in identifying community challenges- and creating solutions. They might be involved in raising money to fight cancer, promoting blood donation, working with middle school students, or fighting hunger and homelessness.
The primary purposes for Leadership Suites- and the Student Leadership Center- is to inspire uninvolved students to become civically engaged, generate positive community impact, and build leaders for the future.
These suites consist of an office area with a transparent glass wall looking out into the 3rd floor Park Space. Student organizations use this space to promote their cause, educate others, and launch programming, fundraising efforts, and awareness campaigns. It also includes a monitor to highlight pictures, video, and other media to share activities and inspire involvement.
Student organizations may apply individually or collaboratively through a competitive process in order to be awarded a Leadership Suite. A detailed business plan is submitted that is required to identify and address a root cause of a community challenge. The plan includes a mission statement, vision, specific goals, and details on marketing, and budget that will contribute to a successful civic engagement project that will engage other students. The selection process includes a presentation to a faculty/staff Leadership Advisory Board and ultimately approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Learn more about each Leadership Suite: