Rising Leader Class
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.