The Student Leadership Center features 13 Leadership Suites- space for most civically involved and community minded student organizations on campus. These students are actively involved in identifying community challenges- and creating solutions. For example, a suite organization might be involved in raising money to fight cancer, promoting blood donation, working with middle school students, or fighting hunger and homelessness.
Leadership Suite organizations seek 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 open park space area. 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 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 . The selection process includes a presentation to a selection committee and ultimately requires approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs.