Administrative Committee: Professors Buinicki (English), Yogan (Sociology and Criminology, coordinator); Clinical Assistant Professor Sheets (Nursing).
There are currently over one million registered non-profit organizations in the United States. While each organization may attract individuals with particular interests and expertise, these agencies also need leaders with consistent abilities in oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, and public advocacy within the corporate and governmental spheres. The minor in Leadership and Service further develops these core competencies while introducing students to the range of issues facing our communities. Students working in the minor will demonstrate that they have gone beyond volunteering at local organizations to thinking about how they can best continue contributing to these organizations in a long-term and professional capacity. Finally, the minor gives students seeking degrees in other fields an opportunity to develop and to pursue their passion for service in a thoughtful and rigorous fashion.