Leadership at Shepherd University
NOTE: As of March 30, Shepherd will be conducting all coursework online for the remainder of the semester. (See the main Shepherd site here for more information.) However, all student groups are encouraged to continue to engage online with one another to conduct meetings, sponsor virtual events, and support one another through this time of social distancing.
LEARN, LEAD, AND SERVE
Shepherd University is committed to building leaders by engineering opportunities for leadership development. Some of this growth happens through academic programs, internships, and interactions with faculty. However, research affirms that student leadership development occurs most frequently outside the classroom through involvement in student activities, community service projects, on-campus employment, and targeted leadership programs.
Shepherd’s Student Affairs Division supports a wide variety of leadership development opportunities designed to foster and empower leaders including
- practical student leadership experiences by working with Student Government Association, Program Board, Student Life Council, Multicultural Leadership Team, and many other groups
- the free annual Student Leadership Conference
- the Leadership for a Better World Certificate Program
- Opportunities to develop as a leader by participating in one of Shepherd’s diverse student clubs or organizations
- Student employment and internship opportunities
- Providing hundreds of opportunities for community service and service learning.
Shepherd University focuses on the Social Change Model of Leadership
Shepherd’s leadership programs are free to all Shepherd students and are rooted in the core values of the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Key Assumptions of the Social Change Model:
- Leadership is not a position but a PROCESS.
- ALL students are developing as leaders.
- Leadership is about making positive social change.
“Change is the ultimate goal of the creative process of leadership— to make a better world and a better society for self and others.” (Higher Education Research Institute, 1996)
An Introduction To The Social Change Model Of Leadership
Learn more about Shepherd’s Leadership for a Better World Certificate Program Here.
Check out all the opportunities to get involved on campus on RamPulse here!