Building Communities and Changing the World
Year 1: Engaged Citizen
As a first-year student in the LEAD program, you'll learn how to negotiate problems and respect differences through experiences that broaden cultural awareness. You'll engage in instructive and gratifying community service activities such as cooking a meal at the Ronald McDonald House, mentoring a child as part of the DREAM program, getting a feel for what it's like to be homeless by taking part in our Tent City experience, participating in a cultural simulation or proposing an activity of your own and making it happen.
- Year 1: All incoming students will take the MBTI, a personality assessment test, online before arriving on campus. This assessment is interpreted in the CORE courses and gives students a tool to better understand their personality styles, which can help in communicating with others and working in groups.
- Year 1: Engage in experiences that will broaden cultural and/or community awareness:
- Cook a meal at the Ronald McDonald House
- Volunteer for COTS (a homeless shelter)
- Participate in Tent City, a homelessness simulation event on campus
- Mentor a child as a part of the DREAM program
- Attend a facilitated dialogue about a controversial current affair or community issue
- Attend a cultural simulation and enter a world completely different than your own
- Propose an activity of your own design
- ...and so much more!