Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy Graduate

The Office of Student Activities and Wellness (SAW) offers many opportunities for South Texas College students to invest in leadership development.

Students learn to identify their own leadership style. This will give you clarity on which practices will work best for you and what strength they will bring to future employers and academic programs.

Throughout the year, we offer workshops and training, one-on-one counseling with student leaders, interactive experiences to spark conversations about leadership and leadership retreats.

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As an Academy attendee, you’ll get to  meet our community leaders and other aspiring students and staff…and the Academy looks great with your job qualifications and resume!

Student Leadership Academy students volunteering

Kickoff Event

Students register, meet with Academy advisors and representatives of local volunteer organizations, and are introduced to the curriculum and calendar of events. Food, games and  interactive workshops will open the program.


For STC students looking to gain valuable skills and stand out to employers, the Student Leadership Academy at South Texas College is the perfect place to start. Leadership is not just about personality; it’s about the observable set of skills and abilities that constitute effective behavior. We believe that college students can discover their full potential when they understand the five cores of exemplary leadership:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire A Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable the Heart
  • Encourage the Heart

Graduates of Student Leadership Academy also develop the in-demand skills that employers are seeking today, such as:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Mentoring
  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Teamwork

By reflecting on and embodying these practices, college students can become more effective leaders and better fulfill their goals.

Student Leadership Academy Workshop

Graduation Requirements

As a college student, you have the unique opportunity to enrich your college experience and gain valuable knowledge by attending 10 workshops and completing a minimum of 20 volunteer hours. Upon graduation, you will be rewarded with a certificate and medal – an accomplishment you can be proud of! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity – make sure to take advantage of it and make the most of your college experience. Graduating from the Academy is an exciting milestone – make it even more special and memorable by taking part in this special program.

Student Leadership Academy Graduation

We are with you every step of the way

At STC, we understand that as an active student, your time is valuable. That is why we make sure to provide convenient workshops that are scheduled at various times and locations, ensuring it is easy to plan them into your schedule! To make sure you find the best match for your needs, simply stop by and visit our Leadership advisors. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Student Leadership Academy Workshop

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