Leadership Studies

Mark Suida, Coordinator
Office: Campus Life, Williams Center (G115)

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 Fredonia
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Consultation (and approval) with current Academic Advisor
  • Application and consultation

Affiliated 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.

Major/Minor Requirements for Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Programs

Requirements for the Minor

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