Leadership is more than just a catch phrase at Hilbert College. In keeping with our mission to educate students from diverse backgrounds to become informed citizens committed to serving and strengthening their communities, Hilbert provides a wealth of leadership development opportunities for our students.
Internships, service-learning, conferences, courses, speakers, as well as clubs, events, and activities all contribute to the leadership experiences available.
All students are exposed to leadership development in their time at Hilbert. Beginning with the Foundations Seminar (GS 101), students learn habits that will help them be successful in school and become more globally aware.
In the sophomore year, service learning exposes students to projects and programs that impact the community. Junior Symposium continues the focus on global awareness from diverse perspectives, while in the senior year students can participate in seminars, internships, study abroad, or other capstone experiences.
Leadership, according to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, is incorporated into each major so that every student gains valuable skills and experiences that will help them to succeed. In addition, numerous co-curricular programs also exist for those students who desire additional skills development.
All these leadership opportunities are grounded in the Franciscan values of respect, integrity, vision, service, compassion, hope, joy, and peace.