The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) believes all students have the ability to be a leader.

Leadership is not only being in a position of leadership. It is knowing how to follow, how to work with a team, listen, and much more; being a leader is a responsibility. Skills you develop while in college will stay with you for a lifetime. Employers find great value in employees with well developed communication, listening, teamwork, problem solving, organizing, and planning skills. They also value character traits including integrity, adaptability, and determination. Our Leadership programs are designed to complement and enhance your academic experiences while developing these areas.

Through discussion with students, faculty, and staff from across campus, we have defined leadership to mean:

  • Fulfilling a role that serves with purpose, commitment and accountability.
  • Implementing ethical decision making to achieve personal and organization goals and to meet the needs of the university community.
  • Demonstrating responsible citizenship through inclusive partnerships.

Leadership Opportunities

There are many ways students can get involved with leadership opportunities across campus. Here are a few ways to get started. 

  • Annual Leadership Conference
    The 2015 Leadership Conference will be held Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center. This conference is free and open to all Kent State students. More information for registration will be coming soon.
  • Student Organizations
    Joining a student organization is a great way to get involved on campus. From members to the president, there is always learning, leading, and fun.
  • Undergraduate Student Government
    Since 1924, USG has been advocating for the KSU student body and providing vital services to the university community. This group of elected students strive to represent the best interests of the undergraduate student body. 
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    There are always opportunities for leadership development while serving your community. From Community Service Leaders to serving at the Campus Kitchen Project, volunteering is a great way to develop leadership skills.