U-LEAD Program Options


Student Well-Being #1 Purpose

 

The Civic Engagement Scholars Program is for students looking to increase their community involvement. Students will connect with nonprofit agencies, explore post-collegiate civic opportunities, and pursue their passions through civic engagement. This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.

 


The Global Leadership Program is for those students with a strong interest in international and global issues. Students will complete internationally-focused service opportunities. This program challenges students to become more globally-minded citizens and leaders. This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.

 


 

The Inspire Women’s Leadership Program focuses on leadership topics pertaining to the enhancement and empowerment of women in leadership. Through networking, mentoring, personal development, experiential training, and research, students will be able to become knowledgeable of issues pertaining to women and leadership. This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.

 


 

The Lead Out Loud Program focuses on multicultural leadership topics and research. Students will be able to discuss and research leadership topics within a multicultural lens (i.e. race, gender, religious affiliation, SES, etc). This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.

 


The Latinx Leadership Program explores the notion of social change and to challenge students to see themselves as agents of that change. Students will develop their understanding of Latinx leadership through Juana Bordas’ book “The Power of Latino Leadership”, while also learning more about identity, history, and current issues within the Latinx community. This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.


The LEAD with Pride Program focuses on leadership topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. By volunteering with community organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community, students will learn more about how to be a more inclusive, compassionate and empathetic leader or ally. This program is open to all students, regardless of identity affiliation.

 

 


The Leadership Laboratory Program is intended for students who have a strong interest in developing their leadership style on a more advanced level as they participate in student or professional organizations. Participants will learn what it means to be an effective leader who can make a difference with other leaders and followers in their communities through social change and community engagement.

 


U-LEAD Course Options

LDR 2262 – Focused Volunteer Community Service

  • 1 credit hour (you can only take this course ONCE in the U-LEAD sequence)
  • Online discussion-based course
  • Complete 20 hours of service in a community agency
  • Participate in two LEAD Impact events
  • May require attendance at biweekly group seminar meetings (based on program)

LDR 3905 – Directed Independent Research*

  • 0  or 1 credit hours depending upon the course
  • Complete 15 hours of service in an appropriate service agency
  • Participate in two LEAD Impact events
  • Required attendance at biweekly group seminar meetings
  • Independent research project in program focus area
  • Attend Social Change Showcase (Fall and Spring Only). Must be available for at least a portion of the event.

*Courses in the Leadership Laboratory Program may have slightly different requirements

 U-LEAD Social Change Showcase

Each fall and spring term, students in LDR 3905 conduct a social change research project to highlight what they are learning in their U-LEAD courses. They combine their passion for a specific topic with the social change model to create research that highlights important opportunities to impact change in various communities.  There work is then presented to judges and the public in the form of a poster as part of an on-campus showcase. The poster submissions are judged, and the winning students are provided with book scholarships.  For more information and examples of student research, please visit lsa.sdes.ucf.edu/ulead/showcase.

U-LEAD Impact Events

Impact events include a variety of workshops, guest lectures, trainings, and other seminars that are offered on campus and in the community. In order for a student to earn an Impact event credit, the event must be at least 30 minutes long, and must be educational, as opposed to a strictly social event.

In order to verify their attendance at an Impact event, students will submit the completed Impact event verification form in the U-LEAD portal. This form must be signed by a faculty or staff member who is running the event. If there are no faculty or staff at the event, then an officer of the organization may sign the form.

For a calendar of events, please visit the LEAD Calendar

*Courses in the Leadership Laboratory Program may be zero or one credit hour and may have slightly different requirements based upon the individual course sections. Different sections may have unique course requirements.