Leadership & Student Development






McKendree University teaches students that Leadership is about more than just being involved in student groups and organizations, it's about working with others to create positive change for the greater good.  Leadership development is a priority at McKendree as we seek to help our students become people who will Make Their Mark on the world around them, wherever they go. 

From participation in Emerging Leaders to completion of a Leadership Minor upon graduation, there are so many avenues through which students can develop their leadership potential at McKendree.  For more information on the many ways in which our students are developing into the leaders of tomorrow, please contact us in our office.


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The Leadership Studies Minor is designed to complement your major or degree program and prepare you to be leaders in a company, organization, graduate/professional school and/or your community upon graduation.  The Leadership Studies Minor gives you the tools you need to stand out as a leader among employers and peers.

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Emerging Leaders is a fun, dynamic experience for students who know they want to be leaders on campus and have a desire to be a part of a movement for positive change.  Emerging Leaders learn from a variety of campus and community leaders about key leadership practices and participate in leadership retreats, workshops and conferences. 

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Advanced Leaders are students who have successfully completed the Emerging Leader experience and are ready for the next step in developing their leadership competencies.  Advanced Leaders are typically students who are already leading for positive change on campus and beyond and are ready to put their talents into focused action.

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