Student Life & Leadership IT

Leadership Programs

Student Life & Leadership is committed to helping every UCI student in their leadership development. If you are looking for opportunities to get involved as a leader at UCI, training to develop your leadership skills, or ways to connect with other student leaders, this is the place for you.

Develop Skills

The AntLeader Certificate Program (ACP) will connect you with training and educational experiences to unlock the leader in you.

Become a Leader

Use the AntLeader Search Engine (ASE) to find leadership opportunities that are a perfect match for your needs and interests.

Track Progress

Activate your personalized AntLeader Portfolio to keep track of all of your amazing accomplishments as a leader at UCI.

Celebrate Success

The AntLeader Spotlight highlights UCI's most influential student leaders. Nominate fellow anteaters, or maybe get featured yourself!

AntLeader of the Month: November, 2017

Pauline Nguyen

"No one can make you feel inferior" Eleanor Roosevelt

About CSL

The mission of CSL's Leadership Programs is to empower all UCI students to make positive change in their communities as engaged global citizens. Leadership Programs aims to provide students with training to enhance their leadership skills, to help connect students with practical leadership opportunities throughout the campus, and to recognize exceptional student leadership in all its forms.

Center for Student Leadership Staff

Angela Simmons
Program Coordinator, CSL

Josh Cimenski
Assistant Director, CSL

mike knox
Director, CSL

Tony Tizcareño
Programs Assistant, CSL

Student Staff

Gracie Wang
Marketing Intern, CSL

Jeff Lu
Administrative Intern, CSL

Adam Rodriguez
Volunteer, CSL

Juliana Tam
Volunteer, CSL

Mikayla Scott
Volunteer, CSL

Coral Barrera
SPOP Coordinator

Kassandra Ceja
SPOP Coordinator

Leticia Cruz
SPOP Coordinator

Sarah Watkins
SPOP Coordinator

Taariq Elmahadi
SPOP Coordinator

Learning Outcomes

Student Affairs maintains a long-standing commitment to supporting student learning both in the classroom and in the larger campus community. We promote student learning across the division with a variety of programs, services, and development opportunities.

In alignment with the Division of Student Affairs, Leadership Programs assesses its impact on student learning by establishing Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). Leadership Programs are designed to contribute to student Learning in five domains: (1) Civic & Community Engagement, (2) Leadership Development, (3) Diversity & Global Consciousness, (4) Administrative & Professional Skills, and (5) Personal Responsibility.

Visit Student Affairs Learning Outcomes for more information

Civic & Community Engagement

Community-based experiences enrich classroom learning, and academic knowledge and skills strengthen student communities. Those communities may be based on campus or they may extend to a local, national, global, or virtual context. Examples of learning in this domain include:
  • Concern for the social good
  • Knowledge of social issues
  • Empathy
  • Global citizenship
  • Social responsibility

Leadership Development

Leadership is not a position, rather a set of skills that can be developed. As campus and community leaders, UCI students will grapple with complex challenges, show the confidence to address them, and be accountable for their decisions, as they develop:
  • Integrity, Honesty, Compassion, Determination, Understanding of power dynamics, Clarification of personal values, Understanding personal power
  • Skill areas: Critical thinking, Problem-solving skills, Ethical, autonomous, and collaborative decision-making, Organization, Risk Management
  • Experience with: Team building, Public speaking, Taking initiative in a group setting

Diversity & Global Consciousness

As citizens of an interconnected global community, UCI students will develop an understanding of and engage with a wide range of human diversity. This domain may include but is not limited to:
  • Civility, Multicultural competence, Knowledge of diverse communities/perspective
  • Identify personal values and beliefs, Identity development, Knowledge of own subjectivity/biases
  • Constructively engaging differences, Social justice

Professional & Administrative Skills

The development of administrative and professional skills enhances students’ ability to function effectively in the workplace and supports their preparation for career building after college. Learning in this domain may include:
  • Technological skills, Supervisory skills, Goal setting, Budgeting, Professionalism
  • Time management, Resource management, Organizing skills, Prioritizing
  • Communication skills

Personal Responsibility

Academic success is supported by students’ ability to take increasing responsibility for their behavior and self-care. The transition to adulthood includes a maturing sense of ethics and accountability and the ability to make healthy and responsible life choices. Learning in this domain includes:
  • Personal knowledge and identity development, Self-management
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions, Seeking resources and support when needed, Academic success, Preventive health/Wellness, Self-efficacy
  • Accountability, Personal ethics, Life skills competence, Planning and goal-setting, Self-confidence, Explore new opportunities
  • Self-reflection/awareness, Interpersonal competence, Critical thinking
  • Community impact of personal actions

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Student Life & Leadership
G308, UCI Student Center
Irvine, CA 92614

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