Wilkes University

Learning Through Leadership

Leadership harnesses the talents and imagination of the group to deal with the important issues of community, nation and world.  This learning community is a unique opportunity for any student who has an interest in leadership.  Learning through Leadership approaches leadership from the standpoint that anyone can effectively lead if they genuinely understand themselves, the situation, and the members of the group to be lead.  Chances are you will face many leadership opportunities in the future.  This LC will help to make you successful with those future challenges.

This LC offers an FYF course in the fall semester entitled Leadership Studies.  The course keeps students busy both in and out of the classroom.  Students begin by taking an online leadership assessment to measure strengths and weakness.  They also take part in a low and high ropes team building program and work in groups to develop a community service project.  This is a “roll up your shirtsleeves” class.

In the spring semester, students may enroll in a sociology course, Service and Leadership, which counts towards your distribution requirement.  In this course, you will be exposed to a variety of social issues and the role of leadership in causing and solving the problems.  This is a seminar-style class where much of the learning comes from the students.  This course also requires a community service commitment.

Housing for this LC has been assigned to Evans Hall.  Space is limited so if you are interested, please be sure to indicate your preference on the Orientation Portal page.  This year’s program will be lead by Faculty Fellow, Mr. Mark Allen, Dean of Students.  For more information, please contact us at learning@wilkes.edu