The Leadership at Duke Guidebook is your source for leadership development opportunities on campus. Accessible in booklet and web-based forms, the Leadership at Duke Guidebook provides information for undergraduate students about how and where to engage in leadership learning on campus. All students, regardless class year or experience level, will find useful information on how they can shape their leadership experience while at Duke.
Each spring, the Vice President for Student Affairs invites members of the Duke community to nominate deserving undergraduate and graduate students, recognized student organizations, faculty, staff, and alumni for the University’s most prestigious awards for leadership and engagement.
The Duke University Leadership and Service Awards program is a celebration of leadership and service and an opportunity to recognize a select number of individuals and organizations whose influence and achievements have made a significant impact on University life and beyond.
The story of leadership at Duke begins with students who engage the commitment to strive for positive change on their campus and within their local and global communities. A collective of staff members from across the Duke community came together to craft a vision for student leadership learning and development. After a review of best practices in leadership education across industry and institutions, the Leadership Engagement Alliance (LEA) developed a definition and framework for leadership in hopes of bringing the vision of student leadership to fruition.
Thus, if a student is an RA, FAC, DGEL participant, Women’s Center intern, Sophomore Leadership Retreat attendee, Black Leadership Summit attendee or a visitor to the Career Center or CAPS, a common definition is being used to teach leadership throughout the Division of Student Affairs and across the Duke community.
Duke students who engage in effective leadership and who make positive change within their communities - including Duke, local and global communities.
Practice individual commitment to understanding and practicing leadership in its various contexts
Impact the lives of students through teaching, learning and personal development by creating opportunities for students to take ownership of their leadership learning and experience
Build an assessment-based practice that connects to campus and national research on leadership education, resulting in the deepened leadership capacities of students
Collaborate with students, faculty and colleagues to facilitate intentional leadership learning opportunities across the University
Classify and connect all Division (and University) leadership learning opportunities through the Duke University Leadership Framework in a developmental model that spans the undergraduate student career
Be a resource and ally for colleagues in leadership education
Membership Those who teach or facilitate leadership learning across Duke University through curricular and co-curricular pursuits in order to advance undergraduate student leadership development on campus and beyond.
To contribute to deeper leadership learning and practice through teaching, learning, reflection and assessment
To explore partnerships that enhance the practice of leadership on campus, including an interdisciplinary campus-wide comprehensive leadership program
To be teachers and learners, sharing resources and seeking connection across curricular and co-curricular leadership learning and experience on campus