Why choose leadership at North Central College?
This minor will showcase your commitment to ethical leadership, boosting your professional credentials. Through your coursework and co-curricular activities, you’ll learn to distinguish between leadership and management while you cultivate your leadership capabilities within your respective major. You’ll explore such topics as ethics, communication, decision-making, social impact and conflict resolution. You can develop your skills as an orientation leader, in student government, in residence life or any of more than 60 student organizations on campus that need strong leaders.
If you don’t have time for a minor in your schedule, check out our Leadership or Ethics Concentrations as a way to fully develop your North Central experience and build your leadership portfolio.
You can also:
- Gain valuable experience by interning in North Central’s Dispute Resolution Center, which provides mediation and consulting services to students and the community through its Peer Mediation Program.
- Apply for membership in the national Blue Key Honor Society, which recognizes exemplary leadership.
- Develop your personal and professional leadership skills through our Leadership, Ethics and Values National Society of Leadership and Success chapter or Distinguished Leaders program.
- Apply for a Richter Grant to fund original research anywhere in the world, or a Mironda K. Heston Scholarship to fund human rights and service projects.
- Present the findings of your research at the College's Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research or national leadership conferences.
- Take advantage of numerous leadership opportunities through student government, campus organizations or as a student mentor.
- Complete a concentration in leadership or ethics if you can’t accommodate the minor requirements.
- Pursue a five-year bachelor’s/master’s program in Leadership Studies or consider the College’s Master of Leadership Studies degree after graduation.