CI Leadership Definition

The CI Definition of Leadership was created to establish a consistent definition across CI that clarifies University expectations and allows students to explore leadership, discover their individual strengths and talents, determine their core values, and prepare them to be contributing citizens and leaders of society. The CI Definition of Leadership is:

With excellence and integrity, CI Leaders serve others, build community, personally flourish, and act in a positive and socially responsible manner.

Under the guiding values of excellence and integrity, the definition focuses on four attributes of leadership:

  • Serve: Leaders work with honor and commitment toward an end greater than themselves by adding value to the community.
  • Build Community: Leaders cultivate relationship which honor the diversity and needs of the community and work collaboratively with others to create and support sustainable change.
  • Flourish: Leaders thrive through ongoing learning, counsel and self-reflection so that they can make their best contributions and experience the greatest level of accomplishment and satisfaction from their efforts.
  • Act: Leaders must take initiative and be responsive in an ethical and responsible manner.

Leadership Recognition

Student Leadership aims to recognize the leadership achievements of students, and inspire others to find their way to make a difference in our CI community and beyond. The Annual Legacy Awards is hosted through a collaboration between Associated Students Inc. and Career and Leadership Development. The Legacy Awards: A Celebration of Leadership is CI's premiere recognition of students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators who live the University mission through a commitment to student-centeredness, service, community and individual development. To learn more about the Legacy Awards, please visit the Legacy Awards Website.

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