Student Resources: Leadership
Get Leadership Skills
Today’s rapidly changing demographics and increasing emphasis on a global economy mean that employers need people with skills to interact with people throughout the world. For businesses to have a competitive advantage requires leaders who understand the subtleties of other cultures and religions, leaders who speak other languages, as well as those from diverse backgrounds.
Applied Tailored Leadership Adventure for Students (ATLAS)
A program designed to enrich students’ leadership experience with diverse subjects or in other specific areas they wish to improve. There are three levels of certificates available that can be completed over the course of a semester or a year. Students may enroll in ATLAS at any time.
A 4 year co-curricular leadership education experience designed to help students gain self-awareness and an awareness of the world around them. Blue Chip does not define leadership as positional, but as a relational process. The program is based on the concept that everyone has a responsibility to be a leader. The Blue Chip mission is to build leaders who make a difference.
Credit Wise Cats
A program committed to providing educational resources to help students achieve financial success. The mission of the Credit-Wise Cats is to foster and support the development of sound financial management practices for children, youth, college students, and adults.
A program designed to teach people how to be supportive allies to lesbian, gay, bi-affectionate, and transgender persons. The goals of SafeZONE are to contribute to a safer campus environment, and to create a more receptive and accepting campus climate in regards to homosexuality. Members of SafeZONE agree to educate themselves about homosexuality, homophobia and heterosexism, and must complete a two-hour Ally Development workshop.
Study Abroad Student Exchange
Offers opportunities to undergraduate and graduate/professional students to study abroad in more than 50 countries. UA ranks fifteenth among Doctoral/Research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute for International Education, 2008). In 2006-07, 1,800 students participated in study abroad and student exchange programs.
Residence Life Diversity
Demonstrates a good understanding of the power structure in society, while acknowledging commonalities across cultures. They support social justice and move beyond tolerance to a more profound understanding of diversity. Students may also find community in theme and living-learning communities.
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