Student Engagement and Leadership is committed to providing students with co-curricular learning and leadership development opportunities.
One of the ways we achieve this is through leadership programs. Leadership Programs; provide a wide array of opportunities for students to gain and grow their leadership skills.
Student Engagement and Leadership currently offers the following leadership opportunities: membership into Sigma Alpha Pi, the nation's largest leadership honor society, annual 3 -day Student Leadership Experience, and the Student Organizations Institute for members of student organizations.
Whether you've had leadership experiences in the past or are just getting started, we have programs to fit the needs of all.
Student Leadership Experience
The Student Leadership Experience at CSU-Pueblo is an experiential leadership conference designed for current and emerging student leaders. The Experience aims to provide attendees with an experience that they can take with them after they graduate. The leadership experience is for advanced campus and community leaders as well as emerging leaders.
National Society of Leadership & Success
Student Leadership & Involvement Awards
The Student Leadership & Involvement Awards serve as a great way to recognize outstanding leaders and organizations on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Each year, nominations are taken from around campus and a committee of involved students and staff deliberate and decide the winners.
The categories for nominations are:
Candidates for this award bring together organizations and/or groups of students through their strong sense of collaboration and relationship building.
Champion for Diversity Award
Champion for Diversity Award: Candidates for this award are student leaders who exemplify their commitment to service, social justice, and diversity through promoting respect for diversity and individual differences in their activities, projects, discussions, or their leadership with student organizations.
Emerging Leader of the Year
Candidates for this award are first or second year students who exhibit leadership skills by engaging in the CSU-Pueblo community and have sought out opportunities to get involved.
MVT- Most Valuable Thunderwolf
Candidates for this award are intercollegiate, intramural, and/or club sport student athletes who through their involvement at CSU-Pueblo have made significant contributions to the quality of life for their fellow students.
Candidates for this award are students whose behavior embraces civic responsibility and service to the community on a campus, local, regional, national, or global level. This individual has given their time, talent, and efforts to contribute to the common good.
The Diane Blackwell President's Leadership Award
Candidates for the Diane Blackwell President's Leadership Award have excelled as student leaders with a distinguished record of extraordinary leadership, service, spirit, advocacy, and involvement within the University community. Recipients will have a history of positive and significant accomplishments resulting in major contributions that enhance the quality of life at the University. Other criteria for this award include being a current CSU-Pueblo student enrolled in six or more credit hours, junior class rank or higher, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. This graduate will receive his/her diploma at the commencement ceremony on May 6th, directly following the recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence, another prestigious University award.
Thunderwolf Spirit Award
Candidates for this award are student leaders who bring spirit and enthusiasm to the CSU-Pueblo community through their involvement on campus.
Diversity at Work Award
The recipient of this award will be a student organization that sponsored an event with the goal of providing diversity and social justice education through a campus event. The effectiveness of the planning, publicity, and execution of the event will be considered (must be planned and executed by a student organization, not a campus office or department; collaborations with offices or departments are acceptable).
Educational Event of the Year
The recipient of this award will be a student organization that sponsored an event that provided an educational opportunity for students. The effectiveness of the planning, publicity, and execution of the event will be considered (must be planned and executed by a student organization, not a campus office or department; collaborations with offices or departments are acceptable).
Emerging Student Organization of the Year
A beginning student organization that is organized, active, and increasing in membership.
Event of the Year
The recipient of this award will be a student organization that sponsored an event that promoted social interaction among students. The effectiveness of the planning, publicity, and execution of the event will be considered (must be planned and executed by a student organization, not a campus office or department; collaborations with offices or departments are acceptable).
Fraternity or Sorority of the Year
Organization must be a recognized Greek letter organization by Student Engagement & Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Greek Organization has made a positive impact on the Greek community.
Membership Achievement Award
A student organization that has significantly increased their membership.
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
The candidate for this award is a faculty or staff member that goes above and beyond their expectations of an advisor, is an integral part of the organization, and shows dedication to the mission of the organization.
Student Organization of the Year
A strong student organization that is organized, active, and maintains strong membership. This organization continually strives to increase their impact and influence on the campus community.