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.

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

  • A Student's Guide to Leadership, Where to Begin?
  • Individual Development: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Putting Skills to Practice
  • Service and Engagement
  • Mentors and Networks
  • Grit and Resilience

Program Notes

  • Next Program Run: September - October 2022

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

  • Next Program Run: October - December 2022 

Leadership in a Multicultural Society

The Leadership in a Multicultural Society workshop series develops skills and awareness through interactive programs that increase understanding of 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.

Previous Topics

  • Anti-racism
  • Who are We: Identity and Identity Development
  • Disability Training
  • Power and Privilege
  • Social and Restorative Justice

Program Notes

  • Next Program Run: Spring 2023

Lead@IUP Summit

The purpose of the Lead@IUP Summit is to equip Black and Brown student leaders with leadership knowledge and tools to help them succeed at IUP and beyond. Presenters will share perspectives that will help instill within participants the confidence and courage to continue to grow at IUP and serve the needs of their fellow IUP students.

The Lead@IUP Summit will take place in February (date TBD). The location will be in Elkin Hall. Registration will be opening on Crimson Connect at the start of the spring semester.

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

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 fourth annual Self to Society Conference will take place on Saturday, March 4, 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 kfoster@iup.edu, 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 2023 

Other Leadership Opportunities on Campus

Women's Leadership Awards

Teamwork and Leadership Studies

Administration and Leadership Studies



Leadership Resources

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

Hazing

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