Your Guide to Leadership Development at UT Tyler
WHAT IS PATRIOTS LEAD?
Patriots Lead is a leadership development certificate program that allows students to exercise leadership. Since leadership takes on many meanings, the Office of Leadership & Service strives to facilitate a program that allows students to explore leadership from their own unique perspectives. By engaging in diverse programs and events, students will begin to witness their own development in five main competency areas ( which can be found at the bottom of the page).
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE PATRIOTS LEAD CERTIFICATE?
Upon applying, undergraduate students who enroll must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Participants must maintain this GPA while in the program.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR EARNING A PATRIOTS LEAD CERTIFICATE?
In order to achieve the Patriots Lead Certificate, students must complete three main components: leadership development, campus engagement, and community service.
Students can complete the leadership development component by referring to the university calendar to find leadership development activities, events, and programs. These events are only a baseline of suggestions; students are allowed to complete this requirement in other ways as long as they get it approved by the Office of Leadership & Service. Those enrolled in Patriots Lead need 20 points of leadership development.
Students can complete the campus engagement component by referring to the university calendar to find activities, events, and programs that are hosted on campus. These events are only a baseline of suggestions; students are allowed to complete this requirement in other ways as long as they get it approved by the Office of Leadership & Service. Those enrolled in Patriots Lead need 20 points of campus engagement.
*If you are wanting to get credit for participating in an activity/event/program for the leadership development or campus engagement component, please complete the Patriots Lead Involvement Form. You will not receive points if you do not complete this quick form.
Students need at least 40 total hours of community service to complete the service component. Service can be conducted on and/or off campus. Community service hours from the semester prior to enrolling can count. All participants must log their service hours through GiveBack to count toward this component.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Click here to register with the Patriots Lead program. After you register the Office of Leadership & Service will contact you about how you can get started in tracking your involvement
Not only will you be earning a leadership development certificate through the Office of Leadership & Service, but you will be actively engaging in your leadership development. This program will allow for you to understand how you have grown as a leader. Other benefits/incentives include:
- Graduation regalia
- Recognition at the Leadership & Service Awards (spring semester)
- Letter of recommendation from the Office of Leadership & Service
- A report of all activities completed throughout the program
COMPETENCY AREAS EXPLAINED
Personal Responsibility: Understand and demonstrate who you are through your values and actions. Key concepts: resilience, self-discipline, drive, and integrity.
Critical Thinking: Understand and demonstrate your ability to analyze information, justify procedures, perform self-assessments. Key concepts: reflection, observation, evaluation, and problem solving.
Teamwork: Understand and demonstrate the ability to share organized thoughts and work with others from varying backgrounds. Key concepts: commitment, conflict resolution, collaboration, and diversity.
Communication: Understand and demonstrate the ability to effectively express ideas, feelings, concepts, etc. Key concepts: listening, constructive feedback, clarity, and intra/interpersonal effectiveness.
Social Responsibility: Understand and demonstrate the ability and need to help others and your surround communities. Key concepts: empathy, compassion, ethics, and community building.
If you have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to contact us.