Frequently Asked Questions
Workshops are available for any FAU registered student organization or for a University Department. Whether you are conducting an officer or board member training, meeting, or hosting a development event, we can provide you with a comprehensive workshop on leadership education and/or development that meets your program outcomes and expectations and enhances the quality of teamwork and leadership within your group. We are happy to work with you to develop content specific to your event, training, meeting, or organization. We will built learning outcomes and assess the programs.
If you are interested to bringing a Workshop to your organization, please fill out the form located in the Resources section of our website, or come by our office in room 224 right above the Breezeway (SS-8). We are happy to answer any question you may have!
The Certified Student Leader program is a co-curricular certification available to students at Florida Atlantic University interested in enhancing their leadership knowledge, application, and skills through a variety of leadership opportunities. These opportunities may be tailored to students’ own interests, many of which are offered over the course of the academic year. This program must be completed in one academic year (for example, if begun in fall 2020 the program must be completed before the end of spring 2021) and students must start the program during the enrollment period (typically the first six weeks of every semester). This is an ideal opportunity for students to learn about leadership while allowing for the flexibility to accommodate their busy lives and schedules. Students who complete the program and are in good academic standing will receive a Certificate and will have the certification noted on their academic transcript.
More information about the program and how to sign up can be found at the link below.
The annual, iLead Student Leadership Conference is our largest leadership conference. The event consists of registration, opening keynote, breakout sessions (10-12 choices offered at each session), lunch, a panel, and afternoon experiential keynote. This event is open to FAU students and student organizations are required to have at least two representatives there as part of the annual re-registration process. This event has had 700-900 participants throughout the years. Registration for the Conference opens on August 1st and the conference is held each fall semester. The link below provides more information and registration.
There are several honor societies at Florida Atlantic University that recognize superior academic performance, as well as leadership accomplishment. Most often, you will receive invitation to join these organizations based on academic performance. More information on the Honor Societies can be found at the link below.
The Elite Owls is a premiere ambassador leadership program designed to recognize exemplary student leaders at Florida Atlantic University. Through Elite Owls you are given the opportunity for personal leadership development as well as facilitating leadership development for students at FAU. Elite Owls along with FAU are in a period of tradition building and by becoming an Elite Owl you are able to not only be a part of the tradition but you are in the center of building the tradition yourself. More information on the year long term, appointed before the fall semester, can be found at the link below.
Yes we do! Please visit our site for more information on how to declare a minor in Leadership Studies and what new courses are available.
Participation in all programs (except the honor societies and some extended immersion experiences) is free to students! The only cost will be some time well spent.
This program is designed to engage and involve faculty members in the development of students as future exemplary leaders within and beyond the campus community. Faculty are selected through an application and interview process, participate in training, and then facilitate several out-of-class leadership workshops/experiences for students during the course of the academic year in which they are selected. In exchange for facilitating these leadership experiences, faculty members are awarded an honorarium of $750.
More information about this faculty opportunity can found at the link below.
Omicron Delta Kappa-The founders of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.
The National Society for Leadership and Success is also advised through Lead & Serve. This organization recruits primarily sophomore and juniors and includes a rich member development program for those interested in being initiated.
Students should check their unofficial transcript which can be found under the Self-Service section of myFAU. Volunteer hours show up under the corresponding semester they were submitted in and the unofficial transcript should say term comments: volunteer hours and list the amount of hours recorded for that semester. If you would like to check your official transcript, you must go to the Registrar’s Office located in the Student Support Building and ask for an official copy. If the official copy does not have the hours, please feel free to contact your campus LEAD office.
Although we prefer that you stay current with your hours, we understand that you may have done some work previously and would like those hours to be recorded. If the hours can be verified by the supervisor of the organization, we will credit those hours to your transcript. However, all previously done volunteer work will be listed on your transcripts under the semester in which you submitted your hours.
You should contact your Student Conduct Officer who issued your sanction to verify whether or not you are able to do community service in the local community. For a listing of opportunities that are on-campus and in the community, please click here to see our listing.