Student Leadership Development
“Student Leadership Development at Baylor seeks to embolden students towards cultivating the dispositions and practices necessary to faithfully and authentically lead for the common good”
We believe the process of leadership development is open and accessible to all and should be an integrated element to the learning experience for every student at Baylor. To this end, the Division of Student Life provides opportunities for students to engage in a number of diverse leadership offerings across campus. Regardless of where students first encounter leadership, whether it be through Orientation, Line Camp, intramurals, or student organizations--their interaction with leadership should be unavoidable, explicitly visible, and oriented toward the common good.
What can students expect?
Through active engagement across campus, students will “develop their leadership potential, explore their faith and beliefs, increase their desire for wisdom, and prepare for service in a diverse and interconnected global society” (Transformational Learning, Illuminate). Additionally, these experiences will help students cultivate the habits and virtues necessary to orient their leadership toward human flourishing and a “vision to change the world” (Baylor University, Illuminate). Student leadership at Baylor offers a truly cross-curricular experience enlivened by academic excellence and emboldened by informed engagement. It is precisely here, at the intersection of virtuous leadership and service animated by a biblical understanding of flourishing and the common good, that Student Life at Baylor finds its distinct home.
Leadership for the Common Good Framework
Student Life has adapted the Social Change Model of Student Leadership Development to serve as the aninating framework for our student leadership development goals and outcomes.