SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIP LEARNING COMMUNITY FAQS

Who advises the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) and teachers the course?
The Civic Engagement and Leadership Development team of the Student Activities & Organization Office, which is part of the Office of the Dean of Students.

What are the benefits of being part of the leadership LC?
You will develop your leadership identity and continue to grow as an effective leader. You’ll connect with students from across campus, working and living with a diverse group of students. The topics will challenge traditional viewpoints of leadership and equip you for leadership on campus and beyond.

Plus, students can easily connect to other leadership opportunities, such as the Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Retreat in September 2014.

What course will I be required to take?
You’ll take a specific section of the EDPS 30000 Student Leadership Development course only for members of the LLC.

How many credits is the course?
You can take the course for one, two or three academic credits.

Is there a living requirement?
Yes, you must live in the area in the residence hall designated for the LLC.

How does the course work with students taking different amounts of credit?
You and the other students are in the classroom for the same amount of time.

However, the assignments will vary based the amount of credits you choose to take. For example, if a student is taking the course for one credit, she would be required to attend one on-campus lecture. If you are taking it for two credits, you would attend two speakers. A student taking three credits would attend two speakers and complete extra reflection questions.

Is it a yearlong commitment?
Yes, you will live in the residence hall for a complete year and take one course each semester.

Is there a course requirement for Spring 2015?
Yes, you’ll again take a specific section of the EDPS 30000 Student Leadership Development course. You again get to decide the number of credits and the amount can be different than the fall semester.

What are the benefits of living in a learning community?
You’ll boost your chances of academic success, get to know your instructors and classmates, create lasting friendships, broaden your learning experience, and have fun (from Student Success at Purdue website).

What is the course like?
The focus of the course is leadership as a relational process for purposeful, positive change, specifically studying the Social Change Model. The model’s benefits and the implications for you, teams you are a part of, and local and global communities will be studied. You’ll also complete community service hours and other engaging and social opportunities outside of the classroom designed to enhance your leadership identity.

What does the LLC do for fun?
We offer the opportunity to see leadership in action on our Social Change City Trips– Indianapolis in the fall and Chicago in the spring. Many of the course expectations are engaging campus opportunities and we often eat together with campus leaders each week after class.

If I can’t make this commitment, how else can I they get involved in leadership opportunities?
Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Experience (EMV)
This optional year-long experience is an opportunity for EMV Retreat participants to continue to explore issues surrounding strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership and practice leadership and civic engagement in the local community. Students are able to demonstrate what they’ve learned during the year with a case study competition. Students who complete the year-long experience will be honored at the Student Organizations & Activities Dessert Reception.

EDPS 30000: Student Leadership Development
Any student can take one of following three credit academic courses in order to explore leadership concepts as they seek to develop their own leadership identities: Foundations of Leadership, Leadership in Fraternity & Sorority Life and Independent Study in Leadership Development.

Elect Her: Campus Women Win
Elect Her – Campus Women Win is a one-day training and that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap. Participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.

Check us out!

Join the Boiler Volunteer Network listserv by e-mailing bvn@purdue.edu and check out our website – https://www.purdue.edu/b-involved/civic-engagement-and-leadership-development/