We Are…

Mission Statement

Student Involvement and Leadership provides educational challenges, resources, and support through an integrated co-curricular program.  Involvement in opportunities sponsored by the LEAD Center allow students to develop leadership and social skills, improve our sense of community at Marshall, and enhance student character, citizenship, and respect for diversity.

Vision Statement

Our center will be the point of contact for all students that wish to be involved.  We envision an active, engaged student community that develops leaders, builds strong friendships, embraces service to others, and exemplifies a respect for diversity.

Core Values

To fulfill our mission, we are committed to the following:

  • Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Friendship
  • Community
  • Citizenship

Learning Outcomes

According to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2009), "the formal education of students, consisting of the curriculum and the co-curriculum, must promote student learning and development outcomes that are purposeful and holistic and that prepare students for satisfying and productive lifestyles, work, and civic participation" (p. 11).  Relevant and desirable student learning and development outcomes include:  intrapersonal development, effective leadership, social responsibility, meaningful interpersonal relationships, and civic engagement.

Learning Outcomes for Student Involvement & Leadership include the following:

  1. Students will apply reasoning skills based upon critical, creative, and reflective thinking;
  2. Students will understand the basic concepts of leadership and followership;
  3. Students will respond thoughtfully to social responsibility and diversity;
  4. Students will acknowledge the value of participating in social and educational interaction with others;
  5. Students will exhibit a commitment to civic engagement and an awareness of global responsibility
Intrapersonal Development Effective Leadership
Character Setting Goals/Objectives
Integrity Develop Mission/Vision
Critical Thinking Delegation
Reflective Thinking Team Building
Creativity Understand Basic Concepts of Leadership and Followship
Reflective Thinking Reflective Thinking
Creativity Effective Reasoning
Problem Solving Creativity
Healthy Lifestyle Values-based Decision Making
Independence Assessment
Balance of Physical, Emotional and Social Health Ethical Behavior
Maturation Collaboration
Resilience Conflict Resolution/Mediation
Personal Responsibility
Psychosocial Development


Social and Civic Responsibility  Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships 
Respect for Authority Sense of Community
Global Perspective Conflict Resolution/Mediation
Civic Engagement Healthy Relationships(peer to peer interaction)
Serving Others Appreciation of Diversity
Understanding and Appreciation for Diversity Respect
Collaborating with Others Tolerance
Ethical Behavior Accountability
Sense of Community Student Informal Interaction