Intercollegiate Leadership Wilkes-Barre is a competitive seven-month program designed to assemble a diverse group of college
student leaders to develop new leadership skills, to discuss campus issues and to
explore economic, social, cultural and political trends in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Students are chosen from participating colleges and universities, including Keystone College, King's College, Luzerne County Community College, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and Wilkes University. Each year, students attend day-long sessions focusing on communication skills, etiquette, diversity, and the justice system. Applications are available at the Information Desk each April and due the first week of September.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) is a national honor society that provides students with leadership training and certification through various workshops, speakers, and collaborative projects. Membership in the society includes access to online job banks, custom letters of recommendation, scholarships and awards. The program is recommended for everyone, as you have until the fall semester of your senior year to complete the requirements, which include:
1. Attendance at three speaker sessions (seven offered yearly)
2. Completion of three Success Networking Team meetings
3. Completion of one Leadership Training Day
There is a one time, lifetime membership fee of $75. Information sessions are held at the beginning of each fall semester. Contact the Office of Student Development for more information.
Alternative Spring Break is an opportunity for students to travel domestically as well as abroad to perform community service during spring break. Participating in ASB helps others and gives students an opportunity to learn more about themselves and their peers. Six months prior to departure, ASB participants must attend weekly meetings and dinners to plan major fundraisers and build a strong, supportive team. Contact the Civic Engagement office.
Leadership Assessments are available to help students determine their leadership strengths and weaknesses. Each test takes approximately twenty to thirty minutes to complete and is available online. Following the test you will receive a written report of the findings along with suggestions to help enhance or improve your leadership skills.