Now in its 28th year, Leadership LSU is an LSU tradition coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students. With space for up to 50 students, it is designed to give students the experience of developing and applying their leadership at high levels while in their final semesters at LSU.
Interested students should apply via Tigerlink before the December 16, 2016 deadline.
Participants chosen for Leadership LSU 2017 exhibit the capacity to learn and impact others positively through their leadership experiences. Active participation in Leadership LSU will challenge students to sharpen leadership skills and abilities, regardless of career choice.
Participation in Leadership LSU is a recognition of applicants’ leadership. However, it carries with it an expectation that chosen participants will commit to learning from others and to positively impacting others through the program. Active participation is a must for this experience.
At the end of your participation in Leadership LSU, you will be able to:
- Identify adaptive leadership challenges, including those on campus and beyond the LSU campus community.
- Articulate how a leader might begin to address complex, social issues with others members of a community.
- Predict how adaptive leadership experiences may present opportunities for your future career, educational, service and personal responsibilities and growth.
- Support other members of their Leadership LSU peer network well in their continued leadership preparation and service.
Students must have earned at least 61 academic credit hours (junior classification) before the spring 2017 semester in order to participate in the program. The program is open to all LSU juniors, seniors, graduate students, Law Center students, and Veterinary Medicine students. National Student Exchange and International Student Exchange students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in Leadership LSU.
To be eligible for the program, you must:
- Apply as an LSU student with at least 61 undergraduate credit hours.
- Have and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
- Be deemed eligible to participate by the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability/Office of the Dean of Students.
- Have demonstrated a strong commitment to involvement in campus and community organizations and activities, as well as articulate the values of the Commitment to Community, and a commitment to learning more about your own leadership.
- Have a recommendation letter submitted on your behalf from a faculty or staff member, or an advisor/mentor who can speak to your leadership abilities.
- Agree to the date and time participation requirements of Leadership LSU including:
- Leadership LSU Retreat: Friday, February 3 (5:00 pm) until Saturday, February 4 (5:00 p.m.)
- Session #1: Friday, February 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Session #2: Friday, February 17, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Session #3: Friday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Session #4: Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Session #5: Friday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Session #6: Friday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Geaux BIG Baton Rouge: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – mid-afternoon
- Closing Luncheon: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Attendance at each of these Leadership LSU events is mandatory unless excused by a Leadership LSU staff member. Students should understand that excuses are not granted for more than absence.
Students should plan their classes not to overlap with Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. sessions.
There are no costs to apply or to participate in Leadership LSU.
Leadership LSU students may purchase a Leadership LSU 2017 recognition stole to be worn at any LSU commencement ceremony (departmental, etc.) except for the main commencement exercise each semester. In previous years, these stoles have cost around $32 each. Information will be shared with students selected for Leadership LSU 2017 in the early part of the spring semester.