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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 identify 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

  • Optional within Earhart Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process.
  • 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


Full Academic Year

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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