“..The workshops were informative and useful. I attained tons of information that was valuable to my transformation into being a leader. I was able to take on the leader role in one of my credited classes and I was very successful.”

Emergent Participant

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Contact the CSLS office 504-520-5133 or leadandserve@xula.edu

What is XU LEADS?

Leadership Education And Development Skills

The mission of Xavier University Student Leadership Development program is to prepare students for leadership roles and responsibilities through use of multiple techniques. Distinctive programs for emergent leaders (students preparing to take on leadership positions) and advanced leaders (students who already work in some leadership capacity) engage students in an interactive and comprehensive curriculum designed to teach effective and ethical leadership skills. Programming includes training workshops, community service, reflective writing, and practical application projects.

Successful completion of the XU LEADS program is recognized with student leadership certification granted by the Center for Student Leadership & Service and approved by the Division of Student Services. This leadership certification is the official program approved by the university to train and educate potential and current student leaders to fulfill various roles in the student leadership community. Completion of the program, however, does not guarantee any student leadership position and other requirements may be set by the individual organization.

Why is student leadership certification important?

That’s simple! You’ll need student leadership certification if you’re interested in:

  • Student Government Association (Executive Board)
  • Class Officer
  • Peer Dean Association/Peer Dean Planning Committee
  • Xavier Activities Board (XAB) Executive Board
  • Mobilization At Xavier (MAX) Project Coordinator
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Personal development/enrichment

Note: Students that are interested in becoming Resident Assistants (RAs) are not required to have certification but we welcome and encourage your participation in the program.

When does XU LEADS meet?

The Emergent Leaders course is reserved for students preparing to hold leadership positions at Xavier University.  It is the first course in leadership and open to all students.  The Emergent Leaders course is required for various Student Life leadership positions including but not limited to SGA Class Officer, MAX Project Coordinator, Resident Hall Council member, Peer Dean, and XAB chairperson. Workshops are held one hour per week for seven (7) weeks. Courses for spring 2016 will be held on Mondays at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.  Emergent Leaders begins the week of Monday, January 25th.

The Advanced Leaders course is reserved for students who have completed the Emergent Leaders course and held a campus leadership position.  It is an advanced leadership course required for students interested in Student Government Association Executive Board, Xavier Activities Board Executive Board, and Peer Dean Planning Committee.  Workshops are held one hour per week for 6 weeks.  The spring 2016 course will be held on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, January 20th.

How can I get involved?

Click here to Signup or visit the Center for Student Leadership & Service (UC 316).