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Student Leadership Academy

January 27 - March 20

Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills. If you're looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

Two academy tracks now available:

How It Works

  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Career Development sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Sessions in both tracks are offered at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, our you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Kent State Stark students are permitted to attend sessions at Stark State College, and vice versa
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated

What You Gain

  • Free – no cost to participants
  • General Certificate earners will also receive a $20 Stark State College Store certificate
  • Enjoy lunch during the Wednesday noon and Thursday 12:30 sessions
  • Both Specialized and General Certificate earners will enjoy a celebratory lunch with the College President


  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate (per semester)
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate (over fall & spring semesters)
  • Service projects and additional opportunities are due on March 24, 2014

Session Locations

Student Leadership Academy will be held at both Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College. Pay careful attention to your session locations.

Deadline to Register:  Friday, January 24

Got Questions?

Additional SLA Opportunities

Fits in either track

  • Etiquette Luncheon (90 minutes)
    with Ms. Trinka Taylor
    Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m.
    The University Center
    Kent State University at Stark

ALICE = Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. This 90-minute session is designed to give you insight and response options when encountering an active shooter and how to make critical decisions during times of extreme stress.

  • Optional Service Project
  • Mock Interview
  • InterviewStream