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Student Leadership academy


The Student Leadership Academy (SLA) exists to teach students the essentials of Christian leadership for success in their future vocation


  • Learn the essential knowledge, character traits, attitudes and skills related to Christian leadership
  • Open to CSU Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Two semesters long


  • Grow in one’s understanding of Christian leadership for success in a future vocation
  • Build important relationships with mentors in the workforce and one’s CSU peers
  • Grow in one’s self-understanding, personal gifts and calling
  • Participate in an internship related to one’s major
  • Be eligible to receive a scholarship
  • Receive up to three chapel credits

Completion Requirements

  • Attend monthly Leadership Luncheons, four total
  • Complete a Leadership Interview paper (2-3 pages)
  • Complete an internship program (second semester)
  • Represent the Student Leadership Academy at selected events (e.g., Board of Visitors’ meeting, Board of Trustees’ meeting)
  • Complete an Exit Survey

Application Process

  • Complete SLA application (see next page)


For more information contact: 
Jon Davis
Associate Dean of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

Phone: 843-863-7218