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How Student Affairs Contributes to Students’ Involvement & Leadership Development

The Division of Student Affairs plays a vital role in the success of each student, helping them develop their leadership potential and providing opportunities for active involvement in their campus, their community, and beyond.

Involvement and leadership accomplishments and activities over the past decade include:

  • The 2010/2011 academic year saw the return of the Freshman Leadership Connection (FLC), a program of Student Life & Leadership.  FLC introduces new freshman students to the world of leadership development and encouraged to one day become campus leaders.
  • In 2010, The International Student Center continued collaboration with the Wang Foundation to support their service-learning program in China called “Poverty Alleviation Through Education.” In July, 2010, a group of students went to China to live and work with 450 students in rural e-learning centers in China’s poorest regions.
  • In 2010, more than 50 students were enrolled in the Master of Arts degree program in Postsecondary Educational Leadership as it entered its tenth year.
  • In 2009, the Aztec CORE, a leadership training retreat, was developed as an off-campus, values,-based event.
  • Photo: SDSU Leadership Summit
    In 2009, Student Life & Leadership resurrected the former Leadership Conference into a new regional Leadership Summit. The event included a nationally renowned speaker and drew more than 260 student participants.

  • In 2007, Student Affairs spearheaded the first San Diego Leadership Consortium. Participating universities included the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus, CSU San Marcos, Point Loma Nazarene University, UCSD, and USD. The universities met bimonthly to discuss leadership development issues.
  • In 2005, “@State” — SDSU’s first official student online newsletter — was launched. Connecting students with information on programs and services offered by Student Affairs and Associated students and connecting them with campus news and involvement opportunities, “@State” also provides positive tips for academic success.


Photo & Image: Leadership Education logo & pic of students