Students in the Leadership Studies Program have opportunities to
examine the concepts of leadership in many different ways.
Studies students serve the university as Purple Jackets, the
official hosts and hostesses of the university. They
frequently serve at Preview and Round Up weekends, Homecoming
events, and other special university events.
Once a month,
LDSP students meet as a group for an interactive networking event.
Known as Leadership Late Nights, students are typically challenged
to complete some type of team-based challenge. Late Nights are
wonderful opportunities to meet and interact with students from all stages of the program.
Leadership students develop and practice leadership and teamwork
skills through a variety of outdoor challenges. Taking place
over three weekend trips, students implement and practice
the skills that they study in our classroom meetings--making the
concepts come to life.
Builders classes have studied and traveled to Kansas City, Houston, New York
City, and Seattle. Great Leaders of History courses have taken place in
Washington D.C., Vienna, and Texas history sites.
visits are some of our favorite learning experiences. In
recent years, we visited the Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson (twice),
Carter, G.H.W. Bush, G.W. Bush, and Clinton libraries plus the
Kennedy sites in Dallas (twice). We've also made it a habit to
visit and tour state capitol buildings to learn about state
generous families have provided scholarship funds for Leadership
Studies students. The funds are available to students who
complete the Foundations of Leadership Studies class, maintain a
grade point average of 3.0 or higher (with grades of C or higher in
LDSP courses), and remain active in program events.
Our university offers graduate degrees in Management (M.A.) and
Leadership Studies (Ed.D.). Students can begin their study of
leadership as undergraduates and continue on all the way through a