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Center for Student Leadership Development


At the CSLD, we seek to support our work, for and with student leaders, by utilizing our mission as the framework for all that we do.  Therefore, we hope that you will take the time to get familiar with it and to come into the Center to learn more about the opportunities that might be right for you.


To provide developmental opportunities for students to become informed, inclusive, and effective leaders in their careers, communities, family lives and field of study.

Here’s what some of our students are saying about the CSLD:

Supporting Theories & Models

Since its founding in 1997, the CSLD has provided academic leadership courses and countless hours of leadership development training to URI students and the surrounding community.  While leadership happens in many places, at URI we base our work on four foundational developmental models:

Wilson ModelRelational LeadershipSocial Change ModelServant Leadership

At URI, we believe that every student can be a leader.  Let the CSLD help you discover your strengths and find your own unique path to leadership.

Stop in anytime for more information about the Minor in Leadership Studies.

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