Leadership Programs

Leadership By Design

Leadership By Design is a certification in five categories of development throughout your college career at ESU. By participating in events throughout the year, you can accumulate points and earn each of the certifications, along with rewards at graduation.

Leadership Certifications

Leadership Certification

Develop an understanding of your personal leadership skills, an introduction to organizational management, and participate in hands-on experience in leadership programming.

Wellness Certification

Learn about basic wellness and responsible behavior choices. You’ll be able to set up personal fitness goals and learn about responsible decision-making about suicide prevention, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs.

Career Certification

Provides students with an overview of job search preparation and career discovery process. The ultimate goal is to help students become confident in their ability to secure a professional level job after college.

Diversity Certification

Foster an understanding of one’s multiple identities and how those intersecting identities impact the world around you. Define yourself as a global citizen going beyond the realities of the United States.

Service Certification

Students can participate in a number of approved service projects to accumulate points while learning about civic engagement principles as well as networking with outside agencies to learn about further involvement.


Students will accumulate rewards by completing requirements:

  • A stole for graduation with pins representing each of the accomplishments
  • A plaque commemorating the certifications achieved
  • A cap and gown
  • Achievements documented in co-curricular transcript

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For questions or feedback, please contact Fernando Alcántar, Director of Student Engagement, at falcantar@esu.edu.

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