The Ethical Leadership Development Initiative consists of three distinct programs that connect the classroom and the real world.
Each program challenges students to use their talents and skills to improve themselves, and to sustain and build their communities. Participating in a variety of program opportunities is an great way for students to meet and to become active in a vibrant campus life.
The Common Thread
By linking several common courses in the core curriculum, all undergraduate students have a foundation in ethical leadership. Through this common thread, all students are exposed to the philosophy and principles of ethical leadership. In these courses, the message is clear: you can make the world a better place, but have also the responsibility to act.
A selective program, Leadership Pathways is a Co-Curricular Certificate designed for students who want to challenge themselves beyond The Common Thread. As a holistic supplement to the the core curriculum, the certificate program emphasizes increasing levels of student engagement in key areas of personal and social responsibility.
Accepted students can tailor the program to their unique needs and interests in four focus areas:
- Leadership Enrichment
- Community Engagement
- Career Exploration and Preparation
- Campus Involvement
Ethical Leadership Fellows
Designed for an even more select number of students, the ethical leadership Fellows emphasizes the formal practice of leadership through a capstone project with a community partner. By working as part of an interdisciplinary team, Fellows have this honor listed on their official transcript and are formally recognized at commencement.