The Center for Student Leadership Development provides students with skill development workshops, seminars, retreats, and peer leadership opportunities. We encourage you to consider attending the Leadership Institute (see below), registering for FLITE, and getting involved in other leadership opportunities. You may also be interested in the University’s leadership studies minor. Nine credits of core courses and nine elective credits make up this interdisciplinary minor appropriate for all majors. Look for us at Orientation, or visit us anytime on the web at www.mu.uri.edu/leadership.
Get a head start on your involvement at URI! The First-Year Student Leadership Institute is designed for incoming freshmen who want to become active leaders at URI. This institute is a combination of exciting workshops and interactive activities led by upperclassmen to promote trust, communication, diversity awareness, advocacy, activism, and the development of interpersonal relationships. The group works together studying civic, community, and social change issues. The Institute is a great start for the minor in leadership studies, but students in all majors and minors are invited. The Institute is held Labor Day weekend. The cost for the weekend is $125; limited scholarships and financial aid are available. For an application, click here.
FLITE (First-year Leaders Inspired To Excellence) is an optional three-credit course offered in the SPRING semester. The course focuses on self-development, group dynamics, and community responsibility. This course is open to all first-year students, but enrollment is limited and prioritized on a first-to-enroll basis. For more information, visit www.mu.uri.edu/leadership/foundations.