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Leadership Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies
804 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3173

Leadership Studies
(Interdisciplinary Studies minor only)

Mark Suida, Coordinator
Office: Campus Life, Williams Center (G115)
(716) 673 -3143

This Minor in Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary program created with substantial student input. It requires 21 credit hours of coursework and practicum credit. The program is designed to provide intensive study of leadership concepts and ideas, complemented by co-curricular activities provided through Student Affairs.

The goals of the Leadership Studies Minor are:

• To introduce leadership as a recognized and
   well-documented set of concepts and ideas
   gleaned from designated courses that enhance
   leadership concepts;

• To provide the opportunity for an internship
   experience that documents appropriate leadership skills;

• To allow students to use this minor to complement
   a variety of major programs, including but not limited to,
   Business Administration, Communication, Social Work,
   or Education; and

• To offer a substantial menu of educational opportunities in
   an effort to enhance student potential as active and
   progressive individuals in a variety of diverse and
   competitive professional settings.

Requirements for consideration:

□ Undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Fredonia

□ Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5

□ Consultation (and approval) with current Academic Advisor

□ Application and consultationAffiliated Student Organizations
   and Activities:

The Leadership Corps provides opportunities for students to program special events, develop leadership competencies, and enhance presentations skills by facilitating workshops for campus and community organizations. Examples of this are Resident Assistant training from several college campuses on our ropes course at the College Lodge, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory presentations, and etiquette dinners.

The Leadership Awards Reception (co-sponsored by Leadership Corps, Campus Life, Faculty Student Association, and University Advancement) provides an opportunity for recognition of our student leaders on campus, while allowing a reception for several scholarship announcements.

The Leadership Minor would also provide students with hand-on experience in the New York Leadership Educator's Consortium (NYLEC). A yearly conference is planned in the summer to provide students and professionals in the field of leadership development an opportunity to learn new theories and present on current trends.


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