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Everyday Leadership Pathway

The co-curricular pathway allows students to choose from a menu of leadership opportunities available on campus and pairs their participation in those programs and their participation in common required courses through PLAN with additional training and reflection requirements.

Co-Curricular Program Highlights

  • The co-curricular pathway is open to all matriculated undergraduate students (first-year, transfer, Dix, and international)
  • Two-year program that students opt into during their sophomore or junior year
  • Students who complete the co-curricular pathway will receive a certificate of leadership distinction

Co-Curricular Pathway Overview

  • Students select one signature leadership program
  • Participate in one community or research opportunity
  • Select one curricular/experiential activity
  • Take Explore Course, Leadership Course, SIM 201 and SIM 301
  • Attend the Inclusive Leadership Conference
  • Attend four reflection meetings and three leadership trainings (one per semester)
  • Present a poster at the Undergraduate Symposium

Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming in-person or virtual information session:

  • February 15, 3:30pm – CLE (SOM, C-130)
  • February 21, 6pm – Virtual via Zoom
  • March 2, 3:30pm – CLE (SOM, C-130)
Signature Student Leader Programs
  • Alternative Spring Break Team Leader
  • Athletics Team Member/Leader
  • Bonner Scholars
  • Career Coaches
  • Explore Peer Leader
  • Explore Peer Leaders
  • Jumpstart Americorps
  • Orientation Leader
  • Resident Advisors
  • Strong Women Strong Girls Executive Board
  • Student Academic Mentor (SAM)
  • Student Government Association Executive Board
  • Student Organization/Collective Executive Board
  • Undergraduate Tutor
  • Wellness Ambassador
Community & Research Opportunities
  • Barbara Lee Fellowship
  • Bridge Program Participant
  • Jennifer Eckert Fellowship
  • Living Learning Community Member
  • Newman Civic Fellowship
  • Passionate Leaders Project
  • Presentation at Undergraduate Symposium
  • Simmons World Challenge
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Student Club or Affinity Group
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
  • Undergraduate Faculty-Student Collaborative Fellowship
Curricular Activities
  • Clinical
  • Internship/Assistantship
  • Field Experience
  • Service-Learning Course
  • Study Abroad
PLAN Course Work
  • Explore
  • Leadership
  • SIM 201
  • SIM 301
  • Experiential Learning Course

Applications are open from March 1 – April 3, 2023