Leadership skills are highly valued in today’s workplace, and Dominican offers a variety of ways to develop those skills—and demonstrate them.

Leadership Certificate

Earn a leadership certificate at Dominican by engaging in leadership-based activities like retreats, service projects and ethics classes. Part of your official college transcript, the certificate is a great way to demonstrate your leadership potential and impress employers. 

Schmitt Scholars

Supported by the Schmitt Foundation, this program provides scholarships for students with leadership potential to engage in community-based learning and leadership activities that dovetail with their interests.

Emerging Leaders Program

This program engages freshmen in a retreat, workshops, presentations and discussions about the meaning of leadership and individual leadership styles.

Student Organization Leaders

Develop your leadership skills as an officer in one of our student organizations or club sports. You’ll learn how to work with a group, run meetings, manage your time and resolve differences. Officer training sessions provide guidance and support.

TORCH Orientation Leaders

Student orientation leaders play an important role in helping new students transition to Dominican. Orientation leaders are chosen in the spring for the following summer and fall.

Residence Life

Resident Assistants (RAs) live on each of the residence hall floors, serving as role models and contributing to a healthy environment through programming, discussions, policy enforcement and leadership opportunities.

Ministry Leadership

Students provide vital leadership and pastoral presence in the University Ministry Center, as well as around the university and in the wider community.