Leadership and Civic Engagement

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Once you complete the Bronze Challenge, students are encouraged to move on to the Silver Challenge!  Silver is where you have the opportunity to practice your leadership philosophy and reflect on your understanding of leadership as it relates to action–what are you doing with the leadership skills you’ve developed?  In the Silver Challenge, students receive one-on-one support from a Leadership Development Coach who champions student development as students learn to recognize their potential as leaders and their responsibility to make positive social change in their communities.

Please fill out the interest form here so that we can verify you completed Bronze.  KEEP IN MIND: Students starting in the Fall will be contacted in August; students starting in the Spring will be contacted in January.


  • Complete a minimum of 6 coaching sessions with your assigned coach
  • Maintain an active affiliation with an on or off-campus organization (any group that meets on a regular basis; holding a position within the group is not necessary)
  • Complete the OLCE Leadership 360° Assessment
  • Participate in the Silver Experience, an experiential program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, facilitated by TeamQuest
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service at a single organization (this can be any voluntary work that you are not paid for that benefits the community in some way; check out our GivePulse page to find community partners you can volunteer with!)
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of personal/professional development (this can be any lecture, workshop, conference, counseling, dialogue session you attend on or off campus)
  • Complete a visual representation of your Leadership Journey and present it at the Silver Expo (usually done on a trifold board)