Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

Campus Life

Develop Your Path

Everyone takes a different path to leadership. The following can help you as you shape yours at Wheaton:

Get Acquainted to Wheaton & Self

  • Read the Are you a Leader section in the Student Involvement Handbook
  • Take self assessment tests to understand yourself and others better
  • Learn how to collaborate, converse with civility, communicate, and share common purpose

Experience

  1. Phase One – Freshmen/Sophomore Year
    • Actively participate in the Wheaton community (student group/club, athletics, SGA, etc)
    • Expand your bubble:
      • Attend events based on topics inside AND outside of your identity. Examples: Sporting event, theatre production, theme month event, lectures, Ally 101Training
      • Take courses based on topics inside AND outside of your identity. Examples: Women 101, AAADS 103, Religion 102, Anthro 235/245, Psy 235, Russ 281
      • Practice how to collaborate, converse with civility, communicate, and share common purpose
      • Participate in an internship
  2. Phase Two – Sophomore/Junior Year
    • Take the EDU 020 course to learn theory and make connections to your experiences
    • Attend/participate in:
      • Posse Plus Retreat
      • Courses - Examples: Women 300, Sociology 280, Soc 320, Rel 357
  3. Phase Three – Junior/Senior Year
    • Think globally (study abroad)
    • Act locally (internships, RA, Preceptor, community service)

Creating Change (senior year)

  • Give Back
    • Present at a Training– teach a topic or share a leadership capstone/project
    • Facilitate and participate in a community service project
    • Facilitate discussions, hold an event, mentor underclassmen
    • Nominate yourself and others for a Leadership Award
  • Move Forward

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