Student Leadership Programs

The Exploratory Leader Certificate is designed for students who are new to UT Dallas or interested in becoming more involved on campus.

Certificate Checklist

The timeframe to complete the Exploratory Leader Certificate is 12 months after your first workshop.

Getting Started

Leadership Development

  • Attend the following L.E.A.D. Workshops:
    • Introduction to Strengths Quest (Must complete: Strengths Quest Assessment).
    • Personal Mission and Vision.
    • Ethics and Integrity in Leadership.
    • Leadership and Values.
  • Attend three additional LEAD Workshops of your choice (document participation: to receive credit for attending a L.E.A.D. workshop, please complete the corresponding L.E.A.D. workshop reflection form on OrgSync within 10 days).

Leadership Activities

  • Leadership Events: Attend two personal/professional development activities on campus of your choice.
  • Cultural Event: Attend 1 cultural event on campus of your choice.
  • Service Hours: Engage in 10 hours of community service of your choice and document service hours through the co-curricular transcript feature in OrgSync. Suggested resource: Office of Student Volunteerism.
  • Optional: Track service hours through President's Volunteer Service Award:

Tracking Involvement

Create and maintain a co-curricular transcript through OrgSync.

Submit a 250 word essay to reflect upon and summarize your experience. Essay to be completed and submitted at the end of the certificate experience.

Once all requirements are completed, schedule a meeting with the Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs. Submit the following documents for review:

  • Completed leadership passport.
  • PDF version of your co-curricular transcript.
  • 250 word essay reflecting upon certificate experience.

Please schedule periodic appointments to update your participation and check your progress toward certificate.

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