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Leadership Institute

Welcome to the Service & Leadership Institute!

The Service and Leadership Institute is a centralized service and leadership development center for the Bobcat community. Housed in the department of Student Involvement, the Service and Leadership Institute offers a multitude of programs designed to help students identify their personal values, grow in their leadership, and explore the ways they can make an impact on their community through service and leadership. Whether you're a seasoned student leader, someone just starting out on your leadership journey, or wanting to give back, we're here to help you learn, grow, and serve.


Bobcat Break: Alternative Spring Break


Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week long service opportunity during the University's Spring Break in which participants travel to help meet a need in a community and are life-changing for students who attend.

Participants examine the root causes of the social issues they work with through pre-trip education and reflection during the trip. Students meet with their team prior to departure in March and will come back together post-trip to reflect on their experiences and the memories made. 

Students will also enjoy one day during their trip to enjoy the sites in their host city. This structure allows students to get to know a community and its residents on a deeper level to have a lasting impact.

Bobcat Break Applications for New Orleans 2022 are currently live until February 25th at 5pm. To register and find more information click Bobcat Break.

Bobcat Build


Bobcat Build is a Texas State University tradition of saying "Thank You" to the San Marcos community. It is the largest, student-led, one-day community service project at Texas State and one of the largest community-service events in the state of Texas. One day, every Spring semester, over 4,500 Texas State students, faculty and staff gather together to volunteer at over 300 residences, non-profit organizations, and local businesses within the San Marcos community!

Volunteer and Jobsite Registration is currently live until February 25th. To register and find more information click here.

Capstone Program: Upperclassmen Leadership Development

The Texas State Leadership Capstone Program explores the complexities of leadership, focus on formation of self-identification and self-awareness as a leader, development of applied knowledge and skills, and real-world application of good leadership. The capstone accepts student leaders who have demonstrated effective leadership qualities/abilities and are interested in refining those skills in order to assume greater leadership roles, continue service to others, and promote positive social change at Texas State and beyond. This program is designated for upper-class students such as juniors and seniors.

Applications for Capstone 2022 are now closed. If you are interested in future sessions of Capstone, you can find out more information here.