First Week

First-Year students will be introduced to First Week, the Millikin leadership program through a week long interactive program that integrates ethical reasoning, inclusivity, and service while developing community through their seminar cohorts.

Emerging Leader Retreat

Students have the opportunity to engage in Student Senate's Emerging Leader Retreat in the spring semester. During this time students will be able to learn more about value based leadership development.

Community Service

Through their University Seminar 140 course, each first year student will be responsible for completing five hours of individual community service through the Career Center

Leadership Series

All students will have the opportunity to attend a leadership series that explores goal setting, value congruence, time management, meeting management, leadership styles, etc. Additionally, this is an opportunity for third year students to begin presenting to their peers information they have learned over the past two years.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in at least one student organization and to seek out at least one lower level position within a student organiztion (i.e. Committee Chair or liaison). These positions should be sought through active participation in a student organization. Students have the opportunity to explore our 90+ student organizations during the Student Involvement Fair held within the first week of school in the fall and spring semesters.

Leadership Portfolio

Each first year student will have the opportunity to create a Leadership Portfolio. This will be built over the course of their time at Millikin and will serve as a reflective activity for students. Please go to myMILLIKIN to access your Leadership Portfolio. Second year students will have the opportunity to finalize thier portfolio and request a meeting with the Department of Student Development to reflect and evaluate their leadership journey.

Leadership Awards

Students will have the opportunity to apply for the first and second year student leadership award. This award recognizes the achievements and leadership potential of a first year male and first year female. The award is announced during the Leadership Awards Ceremony held the first Sunday in May.

Leadership Awards Ceremony Committee

Second-year students will have the opportunity to apply for the second year student leadership award. This award recognizes the achievements and leadership potential of a second year male and second year female. The award is announced during the Leadership Awards Ceremony held the first Sunday in May.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Students selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges have excelled as members of the Millikin University community to such a degree that they should be acknowledged as exceptional student leaders. Their contributions in leadership, service, campus activities and academic achievement set them apart from others as models to emulate for students at Millikin University.

Off-Campus Learning

Students should participate in an off campus learning opportunity such as study abroad, immersion, internships, etc.

Study Abroad

Meet with the Center for International Education to explore opportunities to engage in different cultures through participating in one of many opportunities to study abroad.

Career Exploration

Students have an opportunity to set up a meeting with the Career Center to explore career opportunities through personality and interest. Additionally, the Career Center will assist you with creating and developing your resume and provide career building programs for students to engage in learning how to be a successful employee.

End of Semester and Year End Events

These social events at the end of each semester will be planned to serve as an opportunity for all students to celebrate their accomplishments and be recognized for their outstanding commitment to their own leadership development. 

Tunnel of Oppression

Students have the opportunity to create awareness of current and past issues of oppression for the Millikin community in a creative and interactive environment.

Para-Professional

Students can begin their exploration of leadership through applying for a Para-Professional role.  Students who are in their second year and beyond are encouraged to be a Para-professional. Opportunities include First Year Experience Mentor, UNITY: Social Justice Advocate, Building Manager, and Resident/Community Assistant. Third year students will begin to take on more advanced roles by serving as chair, coordinator, or mentor.

For detailed information about upcoming events and how to get involved contact the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement.