Leadership

Your contribution will ensure that all students continue to have access to leadership and service opportunities.

The Southern Leaders Program is a four-phased approach to leadership development over the course of a student’s college career building upon a student’s personal leadership style and ending with soft skill development in preparation for a student’s career path.

Students understand the importance of leadership in collaboration and organizational change and are challenged with a capstone experience that demonstrates the importance of leaving their legacy in their community.


Distinguished Leader in Residence has been a goal of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management to attract a distinguished executive, social philanthropist, or political figurehead to lecture and provide workshops on leadership for one week during the academic year.

This distinguished leader would engage students on a personal level and challenge students to make a difference in their community and world. Establishing the Distinguished Leader in Residence will expose future leaders to a unique opportunity few college students would ever have.


Leadership development radiates through the entire student life experience in all programs and departments. Whether Student Government, Residence Hall Council, Southern Ambassadors, SOAR Leaders, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Campus Recreation & Intramurals, or other programs in the Division, students will develop their leadership skills that will set them apart from others.


Service-Learning and Alternative Break Programs give students the opportunity to integrate academic experiences and community volunteer service to add context to learning. Service-Learning experiences allow students to connect classroom learning to real world problems and issues.

Alternative Break trips provide students with the opportunity to make a difference on a local, national or even global level while forming meaningful connections with their peers. Students spend a week participating in intense service experiences that truly make a difference in the lives of others.

Past service-learning and alternative break trips have allowed students to help with the construction of a medical clinic, work with terminally ill or orphaned children, serve food at a soup kitchen, or hand out clothes and medical supplies to those in need.

Georgia Southern students enjoy spending Spring Break on the beach, but they aren’t working on their tans. Instead, they volunteer their time on an Alternative Break Trip sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to assist with environmental efforts to clean up the coasts of Florida and Mississippi after the oil spill.

Last updated: 12/20/2012

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