The Student Leadership Center serves as a comprehensive, centralized connection point for students, staff and faculty to access leadership opportunities on campus and in the greater San Antonio community. Our programs, activities and resources help students develop into leaders committed to life-long learning, community engagement and active citizenship. Below are a few upcoming and/or new programs.
The program allows for UTSA students to become immersed in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students visit historical markers such as the 9th Ward, the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the National Civil Rights Museum. The trip concludes with students participating in the MLK March back in San Antonio, TX.
The Leadership PowerHour is the Student Leadership Center’s newest on-campus initiative, aimed at extending our office’s reach and impacts. PowerHour programs will be set up at various locations across campus on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, providing quick connection opportunities with a focus on practical leadership competencies. We foresee formalizing these sessions somewhat later in the year, but initially they will be structured as informational tabling events and accommodate reserved attendees as well as drop-ins.
The Intramural Coffee Social (9/14 & 9/15) has been another recent effort to bring new students into our program office. With a play on the intramural team concept, we morphed this into an open house coffee reception. Recently, we had about 30 students - who had otherwise never visited us - come through our doors in one day!
We recently hosted our annual LeaderShape Reunion, bringing together students, staff and alumni who participated in all five previous sessions of the annual UTSA LeaderShape Institute. Attendees discussed the ways in which they were continuing to lead “with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.” Below are a few of the students’ testimonial comments from the event.
Like so many Student Affairs programs, the work itself is very gratifying, but it's always a treat when student feedback reinforces the value of our efforts, such as these comments from our recent LeaderShape Reunion:
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