Leadership Pillars

As an institution of higher education, TWU is committed to preparing local, state, national, and international leaders who learn, lead and serve with excellence.

The Center for Student Leadership is committed to work across campuses, departments, disciplines and institutions to help cultivate a campus and community culture that will prepare the next generation of leaders. We will help create this culture through our leadership framework which is built upon ten commitment pillars.

We believe that if we each honor our mutual commitment, then our local, state, national and international communities will benefit from having confident, competent, civically engaged, and socially responsible leaders who learn, lead and serve with integrity, excellence and accountability.

Leadership Framework Pillars

Our Mutual Commitment

Students commit to:

Learn

Learn about yourselves and the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond, including critical thinking, teamwork, communication and professionalism.

Explore

Explore career interests and learn about different cultures, communities and perspectives.

Apply

Apply and communicate what you have learned to the real world.

Discover

Discover your strengths, areas of improvement and your personal mission and vision.

Engage

Engage with other TWU students, staff, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders throughout the Denton, Dallas and Houston communities and beyond.

Reflect

Reflect on your experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Serve

Serve the TWU and local community.

Hone

Hone your leadership skills through public speaking, writing, research and critical thinking.

Impact

Impact your community or industry by being actively engaged and socially responsible.

Persist

Persist through college and successfully obtain a TWU degree, marketable skills and a rewarding career.

CSL commits to: 

Leverage

Leverage resources to provide financial, academic, social and emotional support to students.

Educate

Educate students on topics that will give them the knowledge and experiences to be effective leaders.

Acknowledge

Acknowledge and celebrate student accomplishments.

Develop

Develop programs and partnerships that will equip students with the skills and experience needed to be effective leaders.

Empower

Empower students to be positive change agents.

Recognize

Recognize student leaders by providing opportunities to earn university and nationally recognized honors.

Support

Support students in their leadership and career development.

Help

Help develop a pipeline of leaders that will make a positive contribution in their industry and community.

Inform

Inform students about opportunities to learn, lead and serve.

Prepare

Prepare students to be civically engaged, socially responsible, confident and competent leaders who will make a difference in their communities and profession.

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