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Vision and Mission of the Leadership Institute

The vision of the Leadership Institute is to develop students into ethical, innovative, responsible, civic-minded leaders who contribute positively to their local and global communities.


The mission of the Leadership Institute is to bring students together to learn leadership skills, engage in activities that foster ethical behavior, build an inclusive community, demonstrate social responsibility, and inspire a commitment to excellence. The Leadership Institute will

  • Serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State.
  • Provide a variety of leadership development opportunities within a tiered structure for incoming students, established sophomore/junior leaders, and a capstone program for highly experienced junior/senior leaders.
  • Collaborate with departments within and outside the Division for Student Affairs to deliver experiential learning opportunities.


The core values of the Leadership Institute are

  • Ethics/Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Social Responsibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Civic Engagement
  • Empowerment

Our Philosophy and Practice

Leaders can be made or developed (not just born).

Leadership is about relationships.

Leadership is a collaborative process, not simply a title or position. 

Leadership is about positively impacting your community.