The Service Leadership Endorsement Program enhances an SPSU degree through coursework that explores qualities of leadership in a global and technological society as well as through service that asks students to implement their leadership skills locally through co- curricular activities. The program implements SPSU' s mission through the use of technology to communicate, to analyze, and to solve complex problems that demand ethical service leadership. The Service Leadership Endorsement Program builds strength of character, integrity, and engaged citizenship.
What is Service Leadership?
For the purposes of SLEP, service leadership will be studied in the following way. First, students will examine the ways in which leadership can be viewed as a service to others. Stephen Covey in his foreword to Robert K. Greenleaf s book, Servant Leadership, believes moral authority is at the heart of servant leadership. Leaders who aim to serve look for causes worthy of their commitment and instead of asking "What is it we want" ask "what is being asked of us" (7). Thus, SLEP members will study service leadership by acting upon this idea of serving others in a worthy cause whether here on the SPSU campus or in the larger community. Their guiding principle will be to find ways to answer the question what is being asked of me in order to serve this community well.