Student Involvement and Leadership Development

Students talking at the main desk in the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Student Leadership provides leadership development opportunities for students and student organizations and supports co-curricular activities and civic engagement.

Student Leadership is also responsible for creating an environment that promotes the positive growth and development of students in order to facilitate a productive learning experience. We offer several leadership series to help achieve this goal. Below is a list of all the leadership workshops that are offered.

Other Leadership Opportunities on Campus

Leadership Living-Learning Community

Women's Leadership Awards

Team and Leadership Studies

Administration and Leadership Studies

Emerging Leader Series

The Emerging Leaders Series is a program for new or aspiring student leaders at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It helps you develop a greater understanding of yourself, your community, and your potential as a leader! Active participation will allow you to take what you learn beyond the classroom and into your personal and professional life.

Previous Topics

  • 9/8: A Student's Guide to Leadership, Where to Begin?
  • 9/15: Individual Development: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • 9/22: Putting Skills to Practice
  • 9/29: Service and Engagement
  • 10/6: Mentors and Networks
  • 10/13: Grit and Resilience

Program Notes

  • Program starts Wednesday, September 8
  • All sessions start at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
  • Location is Elkin Hall's Great Room

Executive Leader Series

Looking to become the next president, vice president, or treasurer, or just be more active in your student organization? The Executive Leader Program fosters leadership competence through interactive programs that connect you with other student leaders and experienced facilitators. Student participants will develop a better understanding of themselves and gain tools to approach challenges organizations will face.

Previous Topics

  • A Student's Guide to Leadership, What's Next?
  • Individual Development: Leadership Practice Inventory
  • Communication vs. Confrontation
  • Effective Methods for Running Meetings and Delegation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Building a Positive Legacy

Program Notes

  • Workshops start on Wednesday, October 20
  • All sessions start at 3:00 p.m.
  • Held in Elkin Hall's Great Room
  • Registration available end of September

Leadership in a Multicultural Society

The Leadership in a Multicultural Society workshop series develops skills and awareness through interactive programs that increase understanding in diversity, inclusion, and leadership. Through intentional programs, students develop a greater understanding of themselves, their community, and concepts that they can apply in and beyond the classroom and into their professional life.

Topics this semester

  • Anti-racism
  • Who are We: Identity and Identity Development
  • Power and Privilege
  • Disability Training
  • Fear and Empathy
  • Systems of Oppression

Program Notes

  • Workshops start on Wednesday, January 26
  • All sessions start at 3:00 p.m.
  • Held in Elkin Hall's Great Room
  • Registration will open late fall

From Self to Society: The Diverse Roles of Leadership Half-Day Conference

The purpose of this conference is to help student leaders develop an understanding of their leadership abilities and how their role as a leader impacts campus and societal structures, displaying the multifaceted aspects of leadership both internally and externally.

The third annual Self to Society Conference will take place on Saturday, March 5, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  The location is to be determined.  Registration for the event will open in the spring semester.

Contact Kevin Foster at, or call the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement for more information: 724-357-2598.

Student Leadership Toolkit Series

This program is designed for student leaders and aspiring student leaders. Each week focuses on a leadership “tool” or concept that all contribute to overall student leadership development.

Goals for this program are:

  • Students will complete a six-week series that will increase their knowledge of leadership concepts and provide experiences with different aspects of leadership development;
  • Students will demonstrate skills in leadership, conflict management, communication skills, team building, diversity and inclusion, and mindfulness;
  • Students will work cooperatively with others, including people different from self and with different viewpoints; and
  • Students will be exposed to a variety of resources on campus that can assist them in their leadership journey.

Program Notes

  • TBD for Spring 2022


Leadership Resources

This section will assist student leaders in their pursuit of planning and implementing successful campuswide programs.


This site is a resource for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and others interested in learning about what student groups at Indiana University of Pennsylvania can do to prevent hazing.

Student Organizations

List of recognized student organizations at IUP, information on beginning a new organization, and information about annual resubmission of the Organization Recognition Form for an already-recognized organization.

Emerging Student Leader Grant Award

Do you have an idea that would make a positive impact on our campus? The Emerging Student Leader Grant Award is your chance to bring that idea to life!

“Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations”

—John Seaman Garns