Leadership and Service Community

About the Leadership and Service LLP 

This living learning program is open to any residential first-year or second-year student who has a desire to develop and enhance their leadership skills while becoming active citizens in their local, regional, and global communities. Students will form relationships with others who share these interests and will learn from others student leadership experiences and develop a great awareness of diverse perspectives. 

The community is rooted in strengths-based leadership, with all members of the community utilizing the Gallup CliftonStrengths program to better understand strengths related to personal persistence and leadership opportunities. All community members will take the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment at the beginning of their first-year in the community, and the focus on strengths, along with the active citizenship continuum, will be the foundational philosophies for this community. 

Student Profile 

The Leadership and Service Living Learning Program is designed for students who share an interest in developing their leadership skills and serving the community.  It is a great option for those students who may not have a “home” within a college, but are committed to their growth and development throughout the university experience.  

Peer Mentors 

The Leadership and Service LLP will have two peer mentors that are upperclassmen.  They will help guide students in the community, share their own leadership and community engagement experiences, and assist with coordination of social and service events for the LLP community. 

Location

TBD

Connected Courses  

First Year Students 

  • Enroll in a UK 101 section specifically reserved for Leadership & Service Community Students. The section will include general UK 101 curriculum, with additional curriculum focused on introductory-level leadership theory and practice, as well as campus and community involvement.
  • Enroll in the IMPACT Leadership Program, held in the spring semester, where participants will enhance their leadership skills, expand their network, and build relationships through a variety of activities and workshops related to the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  Students will also develop and implement community engagement projects as part of the program. 

Second Year Students 

  • Enroll in the UK Service Corps program for the fall semester, which includes a one-credit EXP course focused on social justice and the impact of social justice issues on community engagement. 
    • The mission of UK Service Corps is to connect UK students with sustained involvement opportunities that promote student learning and community development. UK student participants make a commitment to volunteer each week at the same volunteer site for an entire semester. UK Service Corps provides unique experiences for students to become immersed in the community they are serving, learn about the social issues relevant to their volunteer site, and reflect on their experiences throughout the semester.
  • Enroll in a service learning course in the spring semester based on a listing provided by the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and is approved by the Leadership and Service Community staff. 

Additional Programming 

First-Year Students

  • Attend the Fall Leadership & Service Living Learning Community kick-off event.
  • Participate in the following leadership and service programs coordinated by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and Martin Luther King Center:
    • FUSION Day of Service 
    • MLK Jr. Day of Service
    • D.E.E.P. Diversity Leadership Retreat 
  • Meet with an Involvement Advisor to discuss ways to get involved on campus. 
  • Participate in the Fall and Spring group service projects.
  • Become a general member of the Center for Community Outreach and through that membership complete 15 hours of community service tracked through BBNvolved over the course of the academic year.
  • Weekly programs will be offered by peer mentors, staff within the Office of Student Organizations and Activities, and campus partners such as Leadership Workshops, Leadership Competency Development, Distinguished Women’s Leadership Panel, Strengths Focused Workshops, Socially Conscious Community Engagement, and faculty discussing service learning opportunities on campus. 

Second-Year Students

  • Attend the Fall Leadership & Service Living Learning Community kick-off event.
  • Participate in the following leadership and service programs coordinated by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and Martin Luther King Center: 
    • MLK Jr. Day of Service
    • D.E.E.P. Diversity Leadership Retreat 
    • Cover 2 Cover Book Club 
  • Complete a community-wide Alternative Service Break for second year students that is registered through the UK Center for Community Outreach. 
  • Become a general member of the Center for Community Outreach and through that membership complete 15 hours of community service tracked through BBNvolved over the course of the academic year. 
  • Weekly programs will be offered by peer mentors, staff within the Office of Student Organizations and Activities, and campus partners such as Leadership Workshops, Leadership Competency Development, Distinguished Women’s Leadership Panel, Strengths Focused Workshops, Socially Conscious Community Engagement, and faculty discussing service learning opportunities on campus. 
  • Option to participate in the Second Year Success Program offered by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities 

Peer Mentor Job Description