The reflection should detail how you achieved each of the five competency areas of
a Juniata leader outlined in the full guidelines. Experiences highlighting these outcomes
may be formal and informal, academic and co-curricular, positional and experiential
Complete 120 hours of community service or advocacy experience
The reflection does not have a required page length but should sufficiently provide
evidence and personal reflection on each competency area.
As codified in Juniata’s strategic plan, the college strives to help students develop
skills, knowledge, and values that lead to a fulfilling life of ethical leadership
in a global community. Through the leadership program, we ask students to consider
what ethical, engaged citizenship means to them through a service and advocacy lens.
The 120 hours may be completed over the course of a student’s academic career. Students
must complete at least three separate experiences in achieving 120 hours.
Students should complete at least a one-credit leadership course that explores theoretical
foundations and approaches to leadership. This course may be taken at any point during
their academic career.
Students are required to meet with a leadership mentor three times during the course
of their academic career.
Students are strongly encouraged to establish a mentor by the end of the sophomore
year and to meet annually with their identified mentor. Mentors must be Juniata community
members who complete a short training with SECA to understand the Leadership JC program.
Students may not select a mentor who serves in a supervisory or coaching capacity
to the student.
Students must prepare and present on a topic of expertise related to leadership. This
presentation may be given either on- or off-campus. Students are encouraged to explore
conferences outside of Juniata.