The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) prepares students to become contributing citizens of society by providing meaningful co-curricular experiences. SILC is responsible for coordinating registered university organizations and providing leadership education experiences for students in addition to providing programs and services to specific target populations including fraternity/sorority members, non-traditional students, and students of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations. A Student Affairs department, SILC has six full-time professionals and a number of graduate/undergraduate student employees.
Every Jayhawk finds their place and makes a difference.
The Student Involvement and Leadership Center prepares Jayhawks to become
contributing citizens of society by providing meaningful co-curricular experiences.
Guided by a commitment to excellence, The Student Involvement & Leadership Center prepares students for leadership and service through instructional programs and co-curricular activities designed to meet the following competencies:
- Critical Thinking: Identifying important issues, considering alternative perspectives, seeking information, and making informed judgments.
- Ethical Reasoning: Incorporating and exemplifying values and principles in personal decision-making and actions.
- Self Awareness: Recognizing one’s multiple identities exhibiting interdependence within one’s groups, organizations, or communities.
- Engagement: Establishing a meaningful connection through campus involvement developing supportive relationships with others.
- Diversity: Appreciating all identities and cultures within a diverse society, promoting equality and inclusivity, and demonstrating consideration for the well-being of others.
- Leadership: Demonstrating effective guidance, communication, and skills in assisting an organization toward meeting its mission, vision, and goals.