Leadership Studies Minor

At Averett, we believe leaders may be born, but they can also be made better. That’s why we offer an 18-credit minor in Leadership Studies that combines theoretical knowledge of leadership with practical experience. This interdisciplinary program draws on course offerings from a number of different departments and aims to help you become the leader you were meant to be.

After completing this minor, you will have developed your interpersonal relationship abilities, understand how to work with and direct teams, set meaningful goals, and motivate yourself and others.

Courses for the Leadership Studies Minor

Course topics for the Leadership Studies Minor include seven required courses and an elective from an approved list of courses. Required courses include:

  • Emerging Leader Experience
  • Effective Behavior
  • Leadership in Action—On Campus
  • Leadership in Action—Off Campus
  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Leadership
  • Leadership Seminar

Students will undertake hands-on leadership roles within the Averett community or in off-campus organizations.

Leadership Opportunities at Averett

Averett Student Ambassadors
Student Ambassadors work as campus tour guides and lunch hosts for prospective students and their families when they visit Averett. Student Ambassadors are a select group of special students chosen by the AU Admissions Office.

Student Government Association
Working with SGA, the voice of the student body, is a great way to get involved on campus. Each spring students elect the SGA Executive Board members and senators who will represent them in the coming year. In addition to working with campus governance, SGA sponsors multiple events on campus during the year. Election packets are made available at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities.

Orientation Leaders
Our Orientation Leaders work very closely with incoming freshmen and transfer students to help navigate, assist, and prepare them for their first-year experience.

IDS 101 Peer Leader
All new freshmen are required to take IDS 101 during their first semester at AU. This course is taught by an AU staff or faculty member and an upperclassman student to prepare students for the next four years at AU.

Resident Assistants
Resident Assistants are student leaders who live on individual residence hall floors. They are selected via an interview and application. Interested students can contact Residence Life.

For more information about Averett University and our programs in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!