SU’s mission seeks to develop leaders who serve the greater good. This doesn’t happen in just one way. There are as many paths to leadership as there are students. It may mean choosing a career path that allows you to serve others; volunteering for a cause that’s important to you; applying principles of justice and ethical decision-making in your personal life; and on and on. Each person finds their own way to fulfill their leadership purpose.
Leadership can take on all sorts of forms, both formal and informal, helping you think creatively, connect with your community, and take a breather from studying. This could even be in the form of personal trainers, DJs, student government, or club officers to name a few.
While this statistic counts formal leadership roles like serving as a club officer or within student government, leadership can also be more informal like mentoring a new student or serving the community.
SU students lead in many ways. To find your particular path, note where your skills and purpose converge. Look for ways to learn more about who you are; your talents; what brings you true joy and excitement. Where are these skills and passion needed in the world? By learning more about yourself and exploring opportunities to learn more about the world around you, you’ll begin to find your own leadership purpose and in turn, affect change for your family, community, and society.
The Connections Leadership Program provides social networks and dialogues about what it means to be a successful student of color and an effective leader at SU. Peer Mentors play a critical role in the development of committed and connected leaders of color who have an awareness of self, group, and community.