Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Levis Leadership Program Requirements

Each year of the Levis Leadership program has a specific focus in order to help Levis students continually and progressively develop their leadership abilities over the course of all four years. Students in Levis Leadership have the opportunity to participate in many unique experiences that utilize self-awareness, group reflection, hands-on experience, event planning, shadowing, servant leadership, and teamwork in order to further develop their leadership skills. Below are some of some of those experiences:

ALL LEVIS STUDENTS (EVERY YEAR)

As a way for Levis students in all four years of the program to bond and expand their leadership network, all Levis students will:

  • Attend the Levis Leadership Kickoff (Aug.)
  • Attend the Leadership Conference (Feb.)
  • Attend the Levis Leadership Banquet (April) 
  • Be involved in at least two student organizations
  • Attend at least two UToledo traditional events

YEAR 1: LEARNING 

The first year is designed to develop students into leaders by allowing them to gain leadership knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will prepare them for second-year activities.  

Students in the first year will:

  • Attend a mandatory class each semester
    • COUN 3380: College Student Leadership Development I (Fall)
    • COUN 3390: College Student Leadership Development II (Spring)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:30-3:50 p.m.)
    • Course can be taken for 1-3 credit hours each semester; however, the credit hours chosen will not affect the time spent in class
    • Participate in interactive, in-depth discussions
    • Develop a personal leadership philosophy
    • Learn from innovative speakers and distinguished leaders
    • Participate in networking opportunities
    • Gain insight on information such as time management, diversity, goal setting, conflict resolution, and creative leadership techniques
    • Engage in activities that involve teamwork and enhance their understanding leadership
  • Attend the Welcome Dinner in August before school starts
  • Experience a one-day retreat in August before school starts
  • Engage in community service projects (The BIG Event, etc.)
  • Participate in other exciting activities throughout the year

YEAR 2: AMBASSADORSHIP & FACILITATION 

The second year is designed to allow students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the first year and prepare for third-year activities.

Students in the second year will:

  • Attend mandatory meetings approximately once a week
  • Learn how to be an effective and influential ambassador for the Levis Leadership program and The University of Toledo
  • Gain hands-on experience by serving as a UToledo Ambassador with the UToledo Admissions Office or Presidential Ambassadors
  • Gain hands-on experience with facilitation
  • Plan and execute a small group service project
  • Participate in other exciting activities throughout the year

YEAR 3: MENTORSHIP

The third year is designed to allow students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the first two years and prepare for fourth-year activities.

Students in the third year will:

  • Attend a mandatory meeting approximately once a month
  • Learn about effective mentorship practices
  • Select and meet with a personal/professional mentor
  • Connect with a non-profit agency to provide individual community service in an area of personal interest
  • Plan and execute the Levis Leadership Graduation Celebration Banquet or plan the fUTure Leaders Retreat
  • Participate in other exciting activities throughout the year

YEAR 4: GIVE BACK

The fourth year is designed to allow students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the first three years and prepare for a successful career.

Students in the fourth year will:

  • Attend a mandatory meeting approximately once a semester and all committee meetings
  • Learn how to be an effective servant leader
  • Gain hands-on experience by serving in at least one leadership position that assists other student leaders and student organizations (Applicable Year IV leadership positions include holding an executive board position in a student organization, serving on a standing UToledo committee with significant influence, serving as an Levis facilitator, or serving as a student intern for an office in the Division of Student Affairs)
  • Conduct a capstone presentation on the leadership lessons learned and experiences gained while in college
  • Participate in other exciting activities throughout the year
  • Graduate from the Levis program and receive the Levis Leadership medallion at the Graduation Banquet
Last Updated: 5/25/21