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Leadership Development

We strive to educate current and future student leaders so that they can effectively manage conflict, empower others, communicate, and achieve their desired goals.


Lander Leadership Program

Providing formal education in leadership is an enriching, desirable dimension of a liberal arts higher education at Lander University. The Lander Leadership Program (LLP) is a series of one credit, low stress classes that challenges students to analyze leadership practices in themselves and others, define their personal leadership style, and explore how to lead a variety of settings. Currently there are two levels of LLP available, each themed around a different leadership topic. This program is offered through the Department of Student Life and we welcome any student to join our class, no application necessary. For further questions please contact Demario Watts, Director of Student Life and Orientation Programs at

1872 Leadership Fellows

More information to come

National Society of Leadership & Success

The NSLS is the largest and only accredited leadership honor society in the United States. Our new, local chapter is part of this national organization with more than 700 chapters and over 1.5 million existing members.

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential. Our chapter members will have access to:

  • Over $400,000 in scholarships
  • An exclusive NSLS job board
  • A personalized letter of recommendation


Our leadership program teaches interpersonal skills that give you an advantage in a competitive job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how the NSLS has changed their lives.

If you become a member, you can also:

  • Learn from top global leaders like former US Presidents, CEOs, celebrities, and more with exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches, shortcutting your way to your goals.
  • Gain access to exclusive private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more and accept your nomination.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Some common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit to chat with a team member or email them at

  • What do I have to do to become inducted? 
    The Steps to Induction take approximately 9-10 hours over the course of the semester, and you can complete them at your own pace. 
  • Is this recognized on campus? 
    We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). Student members in our chapter will join more than 1.5 million members nationwide.

LLC: Bearcat Emerging Leaders

The Bearcat Emerging Leader living learning community is focused on leadership and service. This is an opportunity for students interested in their own leadership development to have a deeper dive into topics of leadership, service excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion, community impact, and engagement. Students will participate in both in and outside the classroom experiences to include a leadership retreat, team-building activities, and have an opportunity to meet with other student leaders and campus leaders.

Applications for 2023-2024 academic year will open in January 2023.

Questions: Please contact Demario Watts at