Certified Student Leader Program
The Certified Student Leader program is a co-curricular certification available to students at the University of South Florida interested in enhancing their leadership knowledge, application, and skills through a variety of leadership opportunities. These opportunities may be tailored to students’ own interests, many of which are offered over the course of the academic year. This program has no requirements in regards to length of participation and students can start the certificate program at any time. This is an ideal opportunity for students to learn about leadership while allowing for the flexibility to accommodate their busy lives and schedules. Students who complete the program and are in good academic standing will receive a Certificate and will have the certification noted on their co-curricular transcript.
Spring 2013 Orientation Dates
Friday, February 15th, 2013 4pm-5pm MSC 1306
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 7pm-8pm MSC 3704
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to enroll in this program?
Students must be in good academic standing in their respective college to participate in the program. Otherwise, any University of South Florida student--whether they are full-time or part-time--undergraduate or graduate level--is welcome to participate!
How long does it take to finish the program?
This will vary greatly depending on the student. Highly ambitious participants may finish the program in a semester. However, the program is designed for students to participate as they are available. Essentially, a student could participate during his or her entire matriculation, if necessary.
How do students enroll in this program?
Students can enroll by filling out an enrollment application.
Do students need to sign up for the workshops they wish to attend?
Depending on what workshops you may be interested in attending, students may be required to register for workshops they wish to attend due to high demand. Check with the office that offers the workshop that you are interested in for more information.
Why should an employer or graduate school value the Leadership Certification?
Most employers and graduate schools seek individuals who have proven to be leaders, have demonstrated their leadership abilities, and have been actively involved on their campus and in their local community. Students who complete the Certified Student Leader program have participated in a well-rounded leadership and service program which exceeds the quality of the typical college student experience.
How do I get certified?
Certification is achieved by completing projects, attending workshops, and reflecting on your learning. Learning objectives for each tier have been derived from the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and reflect those skills and competencies necessary to practice effective leadership. Completion of each tier occurs when a participant meets all of the minimum requirements necessary for the tier.