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Student Leadership and Service (SLS)

About Us

Our Mission and Vision

Student Leadership and Service (SLS) envisions a diverse, interconnected community engaged in processes of positive and sustainable change. In pursuit of this vision, we engage students and other stakeholders in experiential education and civic action to support individual and collective development.

Our Theoretical Foundations

SLS utilizes the Leadership Model for Social Change as a guide for our work. Through this model we understand leadership to be values-based, collaborative action toward positive social change. The primary themes of this model are shown below.


SLS’ work is also informed by the 4 foci of our Division of Student Life, which include:

  • Diversity
  • Wellness
  • Academic and Experiential Learning
  • Civic Leadership and Career Development


For more information about Student Leadership and Service’s past programs, check out our information in the 2014-2015 Student Life Briefing Book.