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"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."


-Harold R. McAlindon

Utica College offers all students the chance
to learn more about themselves
and how they can make an impact in their community
by learning and developing basic leadership knowledge
and skills to contribute to the overall education
of the whole person.  Leadership opportunities,
training and development is offered
in a multitude of capacities.

POSITIONS

 

MOOSE MOVERS

     FALL

HEOP/CSTEP MENTORS

     FALL

ORIENTATION MENTORS

     FALL

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

     FALL

UC AMBASSADORS

     FALL



PROGRAMS



THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS

     The NSLS is an organization that helps Utica College Students discover and achieve their goals. The National Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. NSLS "builds leaders who make a better world."  We are dream supporters, we encourage people to achieve their goals, we ask what could be done if failure wasn't possible, then help them accomplish those goals and continue to create new ones.



LEADERSHIP WEEKEND


     Every fall semester, there is a trip planned for students to Raquette Lake to learn team-building skills, personal leadership styles, and group dynamics and interaction.  Leaders apply to the Leadership Weekend Committee and are chosen based on community involvement and passion for the UC campus.  To learn more about Leadership Weekend trip, click the link to the left.


PIONEERS LEADING THE WAY: LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS


     Free workshops on different topics are offered and are open to anyone in the campus community.  Workshop dates and times are listed in the Student Engagement Google Calendar, linked on the College Engagement home page.  To request a specially tailored workshop for your class, hall or student organization, please contact Bethany VanBenschoten at bavanben@utica.edu.


STUDENT ORG BOARD TRAINING


     Each Spring semester, student organizations re-register with the Student Government Association and the Office of Student Living and College Engagement.  Executive board members of each club are required to attend Student Organization Board Training held by the office.  The training guide is in a link on the SLCE home Page for student orgs to reference throughout the year.


LEADERSHIP TRAINING CLASS


     This 5-week leadership class is offered in the Spring semester for students who want to learn more about becoming a "certified campus leader."  The class is especially geared toward those interested in becoming Orientation Mentors, Peer Tutor Counselors for the Summer Institute Program, and/or Resident Assistants.  Topics for classes include Leadership Styles & Team-building, Ethics & Integrity, Conflict Resolution, Boundaries & Social Media, and Diversity.

THE UC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

     The Leadership Institute at Utica College is chartered to create coalitions and partnerships that expand the professional internal and external organizational capacities of Utica College.  Through linking UC faculty to research and community consortia, the Institute facilitates the integration of research and applied practice through grant writing and evaluation, project management and change intervention and education.  The Institute also partners with local businesses to assist them with professional development in leadership, project management and change strategies.



NEW INITIATIVES

ENGAGED LEADERS PROGRAM

     The Engaged Leaders Program will be something new offered to UC students beginning Fall 2019.  This program begins with a weekend training trip to the Adirondacks to learn leadership styles, communication, and group interaction. Students apply to the Engaged Leaders Weekend Planning Committee and are chosen based on community involvement and passion for the UC campus. After training weekend, students return to campus to carry out their improvement plans and  enhancement projects with their group members and mentors. To learn more about the Engaged Leaders Program, email Jason Francey at jrfrancey@utica.edu.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE


     Before the Fall semester begins, some recognized student organizations will return before their peers to participate in a two day conference, including meals, to train both executive board and general body members on how to operate as a recognized student organization.  There will be inspirational keynote addresses, fun interactive activities, and informative break-out sessions including how to plan an event and how to budget the org accounts.

Contact

Bethany A. VanBenschoten
Assistant Director for College Engagement
205 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-5294
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502