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Summit Leadership Program

Summit Leadership Program LogoSummit provides broad exposure to 11 critical career-readiness competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) for Student Leadership Programs. Students can participate in Summit through the Specialty Badge Program and/or the Explore Leadership Development Program. For more information on Summit, check out our website.


Special Badges


Specialty badges provide exposure to at least one Summit competency allowing students to build skills in a specific area of interest that is meaningful to them. Each specialty badge includes a minimum of 8 hours of learning plus a reflective activity where students will articulate and explore skills gained. The following badges are currently available:

  • Climbing Wall Belayer Certification
  • Career Management: Exploration & Development
  • Writing Your Way In: Tools for Success with College Writing
  • Social Justice
  • Women, Gender, & Leadership (Fall only)
  • From Passion to Action: Writing for Growth & Advocacy (Spring only)

Email Ruth Policella to enroll in a specialty badge.

Explore Leadership Development (All students are enrolled)

Explore Leadership Development it is designed to build real-world skills that employers want while showcasing student accomplishments to enhance career marketability. Competencies covered include: Leadership, Career Management, Global/Intercultural Fluency, Oral and/or Written Communication, Social Responsibility, Healthy Behavior, Purposeful and Fulfilling Life, and Teambuilding/Collaboration.

  • To view your progress for Explore, go to your profile (your first initial in the upper right-hand corner), and select "Paths."
  • Students who complete Explore Leadership Development will be recognized with a digital badge and a cord for graduation.