Leap into leadership!
SMU leadership programming provides students with training, education
and experiences that encourage their growth as life long successful
leaders, leaders of integrity and leaders promoting civic engagement and
social change within their professions and communities.
Our philosophy of leadership is based on the idea that leadership can be
learned and that even experienced leaders can continue to learn new
concepts. We also support the notion that leadership is a collaborative
group process that is inclusive of all participants and therefore not
focused on an individual, but instead on the relationship between group
SMU leadership programming challenges students to examine their
individual identity development and awareness of values, how the many
aspects of their identity and values relate to and interact with
differing group values, as well as explore the larger multicultural
competencies and values needed to be an agent of change in our global