The Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois seeks to be an internationally acclaimed provider of leadership education, research and practical opportunities for students.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the internationally-acclaimed provider of quality leadership education, research, and practical opportunities for student development. Illinois graduates are recognized as engaged citizen-leaders in their communities and organizations and positively impact their families, organizations, and the world. Illinois students demonstrate through their campus and global involvement that leadership, organizational contribution, social justice, and citizenship are necessary elements of a productive 21st century society.
The Illinois Leadership Center will continue to contribute to the University of Illinois by providing exemplary leadership education and enriching the Illinois experience for all students in the following ways:
Offering curricular and co-curricular experiences that serve as a learning laboratory which integrates a student's academic, classroom learning with experiential education opportunities.
Providing interdisciplinary initiatives and services that support students from all academic disciplines and demographic populations, as well as assist academic units by providing opportunities for quality developmental and enrichment experiences for their students.
comprehensive leadership education through I-programs, workshops and courses.
Presenting students with meaningful contexts to shape their Illinois Experience through shared experiences and an extensive peer network.
Preparing students for the future by facilitating discussions of personal strengths and leadership experiences for post-graduation interviews, study, or employment as well as the theoretical leadership knowledge necessary to deliberate and contemplate leadership efforts objectively.
Connecting with civic and private organizations through I-programs and an extensive volunteer network.
Coordinating campus wide interdisciplinary and undergraduate leadership research initiatives.
Supporting the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Illinois students.