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The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is a yearlong experience, which focuses on leadership that positively impacts the world. The learning community will provide an opportunity for students to identity individual values, strengths, and abilities as it relates to the change process. During the first semester, students will learn about the Seven C’s of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and different approaches to change. In the second semester, students will explore the nine learning tasks of leadership and identify ways in which to practice them as part of the leadership process. Students live and learn together through coursework, community service, and other engaging opportunities outside of the classroom. 

The goal of the learning community is for students to understand social change and how it has been applied in various situations. Additionally, students will understand the effectiveness of diversity in a group or organization and recognize ways to influence change.

Upon completion of the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community, students will qualify for the Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Retreat and other on-campus and off-campus opportunities.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community must reside in Wiley Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Students who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes


EDPS 30000 - Student Leadership Development


EDPS 30000 - Student Leadership Development

Events and Activities Included:

  • Community service opportunities
  • Social change city trip
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Guest speakers
  • Movies and facilitated discussions
  • Leadership coaching sessions

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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