Student Leadership is a part of the Office of Student Activities and prepares students to engage in the process of leadership through workshops, speaker series, volunteer service, retreats, conferences, and self-reflection. Through leadership education and training, students can develop their personal strengths and the skills necessary for success. Student Leadership and Civic Engagement serves as a resource for all students who wish to become leaders on campus and beyond. We focus on supporting, training, encouraging and mentoring students who are ready to take their next step towards leading.
- Leadership is a process, not a position.
- Leadership is a relationship
- Everyone has the potential to be a leader.
- You can make a difference!
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
- Model the Way
- Inspire a Shared Vision
- Challenge the Process
- Enable Others to Act
- Encourage the Heart
Harper Leadership Challenge
Choose from two program formats, one-day or self-paced.
Filled with leadership activities, insightful workshops and memorable moments the Harper Leadership Challenge is a one day intensive and fun experience held once per year in the fall semester that brings together students to learn about leadership and the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership™. Students will also discover new ways to demonstrate leadership. Successful completion of this program results in students becoming a Certified Harper Student Leader and will enable students to be eligible for a Student Leader Scholarship, receive a Harper Leadership Challenge Certificate and can be noted on a Student Involvement Transcript (when requested). The culmination of the weekend results in a service activity later in the semester.
The program is open to all students. No prior experience required. Club leaders inquire how to receive financial grant for your club when a minimum of two club members complete the program.
This program is for those students who completed the Harper Leadership Challenge and now want to deepen their understanding of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership OR for those students who were not able to attend and want to learn about leadership, earn a certificate, and can be noted on a Student Involvement Transcript (when requested). This program can be completed in one semester.
For further information on the Harper Leadership Challenge and how to enroll in the one-day certificate or self-paced programs, visit the MyHarper Student Portal. Select the Clubs and Orgs tab, where you'll find a section dedicated to the Student Leadership & Civic Engagement. Or, contact:
Chris George, Coordinator
Building A, Room A336