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Cougars LEAD Leadership Certificate

Cougars LEAD LogoLeadership is happening all around you and new leaders emerge every day. The Cougars LEAD Leadership Certificate is a great way for you to establish yourself as a leader at Saint Xavier University and beyond! The Cougars LEAD Leadership Certificate program will help you:

  • LEARN about leadership opportunities that exist on and off campus
  • EXPLORE interests and connect with peers, mentors, and staff
  • ACHIEVE leadership identity through action by taking on new roles and tasks
  • DEVELOP lifelong leadership skills to mentor others and create new leaders

You will complete experiences across five areas including Hospitality, Diversity, Service, Learning for Life, and Applied Excellence as well as attend one (1) Synergy Leadership Conference.

  • Serve on a university committee
  • Serve on a university candidate search
  • Serve as a Student Ambassador (+ AE)
  • Work with faculty on academic research or a project
  • Join a student organization
  • Serve as a Student Government Association Volunteer (+ S)
  • Deliver a training or workshop (+ AE)
  • Serve on a panel (+ AE)
  • Serve as a tutor (+ AE)
  • Participate in a Campus Ministry retreat (+ LL)
  • Complete an independent study focused on Hospitality

  • Plan a Diversity event (+ AE)
  • Attend a Diversity event
  • Take a Diversity course in addition to the General Education requirements (+ AE)
  • Complete an independent study focused on Diversity

  • Complete a service trip (+ AE)
  • Volunteer or complete community service hours
  • Complete a Cougar Service Scholars activity
  • Volunteer at an event
  • Organize a service trip (+ AE)
  • Complete an independent study focused on Service

  • Complete an internship, externship, or relevant work experience (+ AE)
  • Job shadow an individual in your field
  • Attend a professional development event
  • Attend the College to Career Expo
  • Organize a professional development event (+ AE)
  • Attend a conference
  • Present at a conference (+ AE)
  • Join a professional organization
  • Complete an independent study focused on Learning for Life

  • Create a new student organization (+ H)
  • Serve as a manager in a position on or off campus (+ LL)
  • Serve in an X-Factor Student Leadership position
  • Hold a leadership position in a student organization
  • Participate in Cougar Service Scholars
  • Participate in Schmitt Scholars
  • Participate in Emerging Scholars
  • Serve as a mentor or peer mentor
  • Serve as a Campus Ministry Retreat Leader (+ H)
  • Serve as an athletic team captain
  • Complete an independent study focused on Applied Excellence

  • Attend the Synergy Leadership Conference from start to finish
  • Present at the Synergy Leadership Conference and receive Applied Leadership Experience credit (+ AE)

Note: more experiences may count for credit than what is listed. Students are responsible for tracking their own involvement by scanning into events or self-reporting their experiences in the Den under Paths.

(+ Area Acronym): counts toward more than one area

Program Completion