Leadership and Service LLP

The Office of Student Organizations and Activities and Division of Student and Academic Life is excited to announce the Leadership and Service LLP which will launch in fall of 2020. This new living learning program will be open to any residential first-year or second-year student who has a desire to develop and enhance their leadership skills while becoming active citizens in their local, regional, and global communities. Students will form relationships with others who share these interests and will learn from others student leadership experiences and develop a great awareness of diverse perspectives. This community intends to attract those students who may not have a “home” within a college, but are committed to their growth and development throughout the university experience.

 

The community will be rooted in strengths-based leadership, with all members of the community utilizing the Gallup CliftonStrengths program to better understand strengths related to personal persistence and leadership opportunities. All community members will take the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment at the beginning of their first-year in the community, and the focus on strengths, along with the active citizenship continuum, will be the foundational philosophies for this community. 

 

 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe their individual leadership style
  • Describe their Top 5 Strengths and how to apply them to both inside and outside the classroom
  • Articulate their identities, how they intersect, and how they impact their daily lives
  • Identify privilege and how it impacts their daily life, and how it can be used
  • Differentiate between the concepts of service and justice 
  • Engage in meaningful discussion and reflections regarding leadership and community engagement
  • Identify existing systemic issues and their impact on a variety of communities
  • Develop collaborative relationships that will foster a sense of engagement and belonging at the University of Kentucky

Peer Mentors:

The Leadership and Service LLP will have two peer mentors that are upperclassmen.  They will help guide students in the community, share their own leadership and community engagement experiences, and assist with coordination of social and service events for the LLP community.

Connected Courses:

First Year Students 

  • Enroll in a UK 101 section specifically reserved for Leadership & Service Community Students. The section will include general UK 101 curriculum, with additional curriculum focused on introductory-level leadership theory and practice, as well as campus and community involvement.
  • Enroll in the IMPACT Leadership Program, held in the spring semester, where participants will enhance their leadership skills, expand their network, and build relationships through a variety of activities and workshops related to the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  Students will also develop and implement community engagement projects as part of the program. 

Second Year Students 

  • Enroll in a service learning course in the spring semester based on a listing provided by the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and is approved by the Leadership and Service Community staff. 
  • Enroll in the IMPACT Leadership Program, held in the spring semester, where participants will enhance their leadership skills, expand their network, and build relationships through a variety of activities and workshops related to the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  Students will also develop and implement community engagement projects as part of the program. 

Additional Programming:

First-Year Students

  • Attend the Fall Leadership & Service Living Learning Community kick-off event.
  • Participate in the following leadership and service programs coordinated by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and Martin Luther King Center:
    • FUSION Day of Service
    • MLK Jr. Day of Service
    • D.E.E.P. Diversity Leadership Retreat 
  • Meet with an Involvement Advisor to discuss ways to get involved on campus. 
  • Participate in the Fall and Spring group service projects.
  • Become a general member of the Center for Community Outreach and through that membership complete 15 hours of community service tracked through BBNvolved over the course of the academic year.
  • Weekly programs will be offered by peer mentors, staff within the Office of Student Organizations and Activities, and campus partners such as Leadership Workshops, Leadership Competency Development, Distinguished Women’s Leadership Panel, Strengths Focused Workshops, Socially Conscious Community Engagement, and faculty discussing service learning opportunities on campus. 

Second-Year Students

  • Attend the Fall Leadership & Service Living Learning Community kick-off event.
  • Participate in the following leadership and service programs coordinated by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and Martin Luther King Center: 
    • MLK Jr. Day of Service
    • D.E.E.P. Diversity Leadership Retreat 
    • Cover 2 Cover Book Club 
  • Complete a community-wide Alternative Service Break for second year students that is registered through the UK Center for Community Outreach. 
  • Become a general member of the Center for Community Outreach and through that membership complete 15 hours of community service tracked through BBNvolved over the course of the academic year. 
  • Weekly programs will be offered by peer mentors, staff within the Office of Student Organizations and Activities, and campus partners such as Leadership Workshops, Leadership Competency Development, Distinguished Women’s Leadership Panel, Strengths Focused Workshops, Socially Conscious Community Engagement, and faculty discussing service learning opportunities on campus. 
  • Option to participate in the Second Year Success Program offered by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities

 

To apply to the Leadership and Service LLP

  • Apply to UK Housing
  • Indicate your preferred LLP(s)
    • Up to three can be selected
  • You will receive an LLP offer from housing
  • Accept your offer by May 15