“..The workshops were informative and useful.  I attained tons of information that was valuable to my transformation into being a leader.  I was able to take on the leader role in one of my credited classes and I was very successful.”   —Emergent Participant, Fall 2011

Leadership Education And Development Skills
The mission of Xavier University Student Leadership Development program is to prepare students for leadership roles and responsibilities through use of multiple techniques.  Distinctive programs for emergent leaders (students preparing to take on leadership positions) and advanced leaders (students who already work in some leadership capacity) engage students in an interactive and comprehensive curriculum designed to teach effective and ethical leadership skills.  Programming includes training workshops, community service, reflective writing, and practical application projects.

Successful completion of the XU LEADS program is recognized with student leadership certification granted by the Center for Student Leadership & Service and approved by the Division of Student Services.  This leadership certification is the official program approved by the university to train and educate potential and current student leaders to fulfill various roles in the student leadership community.  Completion of the program, however, does not guarantee any student leadership position and other requirements may be set by the individual organization.

Why is student leadership certification important?
That’s simple!  You’ll need student leadership certification if you’re interested in:

  • Student Government Association (Executive Board)
  • Class Officers
  • Peer Dean Association/Peer Dean Planning Committee
  • Xavier Activities Board (XAB) Executive Board
  • Mobilization At Xavier (MAX) Project Coordinators
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Personal development/enrichment

Note:  Students that are interested in becoming Resident Assistants (RAs) are not required to have certification but we welcome and encourage your participation in the program.

When does XU LEADS meet?
For Fall 2014, Advanced Leaders will meet on Tuesdays beginning September 9.  Emergent Leaders will meet on Wednesdays beginning September 17.

Need More information?
For more information on the XU LEADS program and other leadership development opportunities, visit us in the Center for Student Leadership & Service, UC 316, or e-mail us at

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