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Leadership Development

Welcome to NDSU Leadership Development home page! The Student Activities Office creates educationally purposeful experiences for students that promote leadership, involvement, and success. Through partnerships, programs and activities students receive intentional training and skill development to prepare them for the real world. The intention is to offer students a framework for making strategic decisions in an effective and efficient manner.

Leadership Programs

We are excited to offer NDSU students a number of outstanding leadership programs for all skill levels and backgrounds! If you wish to be involved with the planning and implementation process for any of the programs, email or call (701) 231-8242 for more information.

NDSU Leadership programs:

Community Leadership

Community Leadership is designed to help students understand and promote civic engagement and leadership. Students will learn to analyze social, economic, and political problems through a theoretical framework and practical application. Leadership development will emphasize using tools of social change. Course HDFS 310

Offered each Spring semester -Learn More about Community Leadership

Foundations of Leadership

Foundations of Leadership is an experiential semester long program designed to help students learn about leadership through interactive workshops, planning an all campus leadership retreat, and through a professional mentor relationship.

Offered every Fall semester - Learn more about Foundations of Leadership


This summer program provides students with an opportunity to learn more about cultural differences in leadership, how to develop confidence as a leader, how to communicate more effectively in front of groups, and learn about the customs and values of other cultures.

Offered every Summer semester -Learn more about Harambee

Universal Leaders

Universal Leaders is NDSU Student Activities' advanced leadership program which prepares students for the real world of leadership and success.  We help students understand what questions to ask an employer to determine a company’s viability, leadership structure, decision making ability, empowerment of its employees, and whether the company’s environment will help them to succeed or sabotage their success.

Offered every Spring semester -Learn more about Universal Leaders

RAD Self-Defense Class for Women

Learn and discover how your mind and body can work together in various self-defense situations so that you can break through fear and walk with confidence.  This class will teach you how to defend yourself and increase your overall self-confidence and self-image.

Offered every Fall semester - Learn more about RAD Self-Defense Class for Women

Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)

SLI is geared towards all incoming students and will help them get acclimated to NDSU and to get involved early in their college career.

Offered every Summer semester -Learn more about Summer Leadership Institute

Unknown Leadership Program

If you enjoy leadership and love the outdoors, this program is for you. This program is centered around leadership with multiple different facets. Unknown will challenge you to use navigation/survival techniques to navigate through simulated leadership development activities.

Offered every Spring semester -Learn more about Unknown Leadership

HAVE QUESTIONS?... Please contact us:

Kim Bruemmer

Assistant Director - Student Activities
701-231-8242 |

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7787
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2837/ PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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