Missouri Western strives to develop men and women with a capacity for leadership expressed in service to others.
The process of leadership is practiced and learned through a number of experiential activities and roles; employment, community service, student organizations, and coursework all contribute to knowledge and understanding of leadership.
The Center for Student Involvement sponsors a number of activities designed to help students reflect on experience and understand the process of leadership and how their contributions can make a positive impact on their community. The following is a list of the most common programs we offer here at Missouri Western.
The purpose of the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge is to provide Missouri Western students with an opportunity to acquire and enhance leadership skills so that they may assume leadership roles while in university and after graduation. The program is named in honor of Barbara Sprong, a former member and president of the Missouri Western Board of Regents.
RSO Leadership Summit
The Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Leadership Summit is a retreat held exclusively for the top leaders of Missouri Western’s campus community. Facilitated by the Center for Student Involvement, the retreat is designed to help these leaders continue to develop and improve their chapters, in addition to planning ways to strengthen the campus community as a whole. Many different facilitators have participated in this retreat, along with many different students, making it a very valuable experience for campus leaders.
Alternative Spring Break
The Center for Student Involvement offers experiential learning opportunities to students throughout the year. Experiential is defined as “involving or based on experience and observation.” Opportunities such as the Alternative Spring Break allow Missouri Western students to learn outside of the traditional classroom and gain valuable lessons that will outlast their time at Missouri Western.