Fall Leadership Institute
- The Fall Leadership Institute began in the fall of 2000 to offer students a reflective experience centered on the study of character development and moral leadership.
- The Center for Leadership & Character Development is anchored in the conviction that character is not fully formed or permanently fixed before a student enters of finishes college but develops over a period of time and is influenced by the control one has over his or her actions.
- It is the Fall Leadership Institute that seeks to furnish educational reflective experiences and conversations on these topics.
Diversity Education & Exchange Project
- Inaugurated in 2001-2002, the Diversity Education & Exchange Project (DEEP) is a program designed to identify students interested in taking an active leadership role in bringing about greater diversity awareness on campus through peer education.
- The project is a collaboration between Savannah State University and a predominantly white college or university located in another region of the country that enables students from both institutions to engage in a "cultural exchange.
- Typically, DEEP is comprised of four components as follows:? (1) experiential learning about diversity; (2) values clarification about diversity;?(3) historical understandings about diversity; and (4) an applied application of diversity within both unique educational settings.
Alternative Spring Break Program
- The Center for Leadership & Character Development offers the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program that seeks to educate students about complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and individual reflection.
- Immersing students in diverse cultures and environments across the country to engage in service-oriented learning, ASB is also designed to help transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.
- Typically, ASB includes service-learning experiences concerning poverty, HIV/AIDS, and children's issues.
Spring Leadership Program
- The Spring Leadership Program is designed to be an experiential form of leadership, focusing on active learning and practice related to a specific leadership topic.
- Student-participants, for example, may find themselves developing a document related to suggestions on the university's student ethos or may apply a leadership model to a real life situation.
Leadership Lecture Series?
- The Leadership Lecture Series is another way in which the Center for Leadership & Character Development seeks to provide students with opportunities to explore their understandings of leadership.
- Through a diverse group of accomplished, nationally known speakers, students will have the opportunity to hear and contemplate multiple perspectives on leadership, character, ethics, society, and a number of issues germane to developing leadership knowledge, skill, and effectiveness.
- Previous speakers include Dr. Bernice Berry, Dr. Na'im Akbar, Kevin Powell, Toni Blackman, Rae Lewis-Thornton, Chuck D, Ayinde Jean-Baptiste, Rev. Bernice King, Jane Elliott, Judge Marilyn Milian and Dr. Tonea Stewart.