Center for SUCCESS

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:

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.

Hospitality (H): 3 Experiences

  • 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 Saint Xavier Council 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

Diversity (D): 2 Experiences

  • 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

Service (S): 2 Experiences

  • 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

Learning for Life (LL): 4 Experiences

  • 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

Applied Excellence (AE): 6 Experiences

  • 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 Student Leadership Conference: 1 Experience

  • 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