Co-Curricular Programs

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council is comprised of three Student Fellows, six Student Directors, and 10 Team Leaders.  These students work together to provide other students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience leadership in a variety of ways while promoting leadership concepts in a positive fashion.  The Council works to educate and empower other students on campus and also in the community.

Two Student Fellows lead a team of Student Directors and the other Student Fellow leads the Leadership Learning Community in the Living Learning Center. Student Directors meet regularly with the Fellows to assess completed projects, evaluate tasks in progress, and discuss future plans to ensure the success of the Institute and its constituencies. Student Directors are also in charge of leading and mentoring the Student Team Leaders.  Team Leaders meet with their Student Director to assess completed projects, evaluate tasks in progress, and discuss future plans for their area. These Team Leaders oversee members of their team and are responsible for developing and implementing project team strategies.

The Student Leadership Council's Structure can be seen in this diagram. Students go through an application process to join the Student Leadership Council once a year. All positions on the Student Leadership Council are allocated to students based on strengths, interests, and experiences.

Student Leadership Council Teams

Communications Team

Led by the Communications Co-Director and the Communications LCE™ Co-Director, the Communications team coordinates the Leadership Institute's marketing and publicity, including newsletters, social media, digital media, and all print marketing.

The Marketing Team promotes Leadership Institute programs, events, general information/materials, and the Leadership Challenge Event™ and all Challenge™ related events on campus and in the community through various marketing tools.

The Social Media Team promotes the Leadership Institute on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

The Web/Technology Team maintains the Leadership Challenge Event™ website and the Leadership Institute website.  The team is also responsible for leading the photography and videography at the LCE™, Leadership Council events, and Leadership Institute events to make a highlight video to showcase the entire Institute and students involved.

The Newsletter Team is responsible for producing a monthly newsletter and making sure every event for the Leadership Institute is covered.

SLC Communications Team

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Community Outreach Team

Led by the Community Outreach Co-Director and the Community Outreach LCE™ Co-Director, the Community Outreach teams works to build and maintain partnerships with community members, WULI alumni, campus, and community members.

The Community Liaison Team Leader will serve on the Topeka Fast Forward steering committee and actively works to create partnership between the Topeka community and the Leadership Institute. The Community Liaison Team is also responsible for acquiring team and award sponsorships for the Leadership Challenge Event™.

The Volunteer Coordinator Team functions to identify service opportunities, manages Institute engagement in service opportunities, and serves on the United Way board as the Leadership Institute student liaison. This team also coordinates Leadership Challenge Event™ volunteer acquisition and works to help coordinate and execute the Leadership Challenge Event™.

The Leadership Labs/PALS in the Community Team works with community professionals to create an array of Leadership Labs that are offered to WULI students and maintains contact with community professionals, WULI advisory board, WULI alumni and any other potential parties. This team will also work to recruit community members to serve as mentors for Leadership Institute students and planning social events for those mentor/mentee pairs to attend together.

Community Outreach Team

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Programming Team

Led by the Programming Co-Director and the Programming LCE™ Co-Director, the Programming Team works to oversee coordination of K-12 initiatives, planning of socials/banquets, and homecoming/orientation.

The K-12 Team organizes leadership programs and outreach to students in K-12, manages Leadership Institute involvement at all tabling opportunities, leads Scholarship Interview Day, and helps acquire teams for the LCE™.

The Banquets Team plans and implements all social events including the Fall Celebration, Spring Banquet, Family Day, Leadership Challenge Event™ banquet, and the Leadership Challenge Event™ Launch,  while also coordinating awards for the Leadership Challenge Event™.

The Socials Team Leader is responsible for planning and implementing all WULI socials multiple times a semester, within the Leadership Institute and the Living Learning Community.

Homecoming/Campus Affairs Team works to plan Fall and Spring WULI orientations and works with a team to coordinate WULI participation in Homecoming activities. These include Washburn University Homecoming Parade, Leadership Institute Tailgate, Yell like Hell, and other activities for student organizations during the WU Homecoming Week. This team will also work to coordinate with other student organizations on campus to create and promote events.

The Orientation Team Leader is responsible for leading the planning efforts and event for Fall and Spring Orientation.

The Learning Community RA is responsible for creating events for all Leadership Institute students residing in the Living Learning Center. This student will serve as the liaison between those students and the rest of the Leadership Institute, creating events and socials for all students to attend.

Programming Team

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