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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Strategic Direction

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Mission Statement

Leadership U empowers students to discover and enhance their authentic inner-leader through peer discussion, activity, and support.


Vision Statement

Leadership U will be a student-run program whose members will gain a greater understanding of leadership that enhance themselves, the University, and the community at large.


Guiding Principles

Personal Growth

The program will create opportunities for each member's growth and development as an individual and as a leader.



The administration, student leaders, and all members will convey a high level of all the traits of associated with professionalism in their academic and personal lives. These traits include, but are not limited to, integrity, trust, decorum, and responsibility.


Experimental Learning

Members will learn leadership lessons through hands-on application of theory-based activities.



All cultures, ideologies, orientations, and identities will be welcomed, and their perspectives sought, during each and every sponsored event.



The program will foster a community that embraces and encourages members to grow at their unique pace and in their unique way.