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Engaged Leaders Program

Engaged Leaders Program supports students engaged in volunteering. Applications are open through September 30th.

The Engaged Leaders Program is designed to support and recognize undergraduate students who commit to sustained work with communities beyond the campus throughout their time at the University of Mississippi. The program curriculum will introduce students to the value and practice of engaged leadership that enables individuals to work collaboratively in community as an agent of social change.

Beginning in the Fall of 2022, students will be eligible to join the program through the end of their third semester at the University of Mississippi. Transfer students with a minimum of four semesters of study remaining will be eligible to join the program.

Engaged Leaders is a collaboration between the Center of Community Engagement (CCE) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) and The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union Student Leadership Programming. CCE staff are available to connect students to engagement opportunities and partnerships, offer student advising, facilitate learning opportunities and skill training. We are dedicated to student success, equity, and personal growth through community engagement. Interested students can contact the Center for Community Engagement for additional information.

Program Requirements:

  • Complete program orientation
  • Complete and log 300 hours of community engagement through GivePulse at the time of graduation
  • Attend the (1) leadership meeting each semester and senior retreat
  • Complete 8 learning opportunities and skills training total during your time in the program
  • Develop an e-portfolio of your work

Students who complete all requirements will graduate with the distinction of University of Mississippi Engaged Leader and receive a certificate and cords for their work. Students will also have an e-portfolio that documents their engagement, learning, and skill development throughout the program.

Applications to begin with the program this semester are currently open through September 30thApply on GivePulse today. All UM students already have a GivePulse account. Select "Log In" in the top right hand corner and sign-in using your Ole Miss net ID and password (the same as you would for myOleMiss).