The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is home to a diverse group of students who share a passion for exploring their own leadership styles and the concept of leadership as action through which change is effected for the betterment of others.
Students engage in the exploration of leadership as a process, rather than a position, that promotes the values of social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. Students in the community are encouraged to build their leadership skills, discover their passions, and apply their self knowledge to their pursuit to better their community and the world around them.
In 2015–2016, the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community will be home to about 100 first-year students. The first-year students will live together in one of our five first-year residence halls.
Activities and Programs
Students in the Leadership for Social Change participate in countless activities and programs that develop their understanding of leadership and they own personal leadership skills. They enjoy leadership conferences and programs on campus, give back to the community through the New Student Day of Service, and educate themselves through workshops on values, servant leadership, personal leadership style, and identity and leadership. They also have a lot of fun through community outings (ice skating was a recent favorite), excursions around Chicago, and regular community brunches on the weekends.
In spring 2016 students in the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community will take one of the sections for the Introduction to Leadership Studies course
- ELPS 125 Introduction to Leadership Studies
This course explores contemporary leadership knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of settings. The course will flow through: 1) an exploration of self, 2) understanding self in the context of others, and 3) recognition of broader social systems and ways of influencing them. Two learning experiences are central to this class: service and critical reflection. Students will be involved in off-campus organizations for at least 25 hours over the term. Core Engaged Learning.
Choose one of the four sections:
Shannon Howes 1 5777 M 5:15 – 7:45
Michelle Kusel 2 5778 T 5:15 – 7:45
Lauren Schwer 3 5779 W 5:15 - 7:45
Hiram Ramirez 4 5780 TTh 2:30 – 3:45