Being a good leader is knowing when to practice gratitude

Leadership, it's kind of a big deal these days in the media and on campus. And while talking about leadership is great, we have found that working together with strategic campus partners builds trust, empathy and productive relationships. We would like to take a moment this Giving Blue Day to show gratitude to the united efforts of our campus partners. Their partnerships support our programming, engage new students in our programming, and further promote our mission of life-long leadership learning.

Together we’ve co-facilitated a leadership course for incoming first-year students, supported first-gen students through funding and experiential learning opportunities, and partnered to increase the number of eligible student voters and encourage participation at the polls for all elections.

With their support, we’ve offered a variety of workshops to our students including Social Identities, Power and Privilege, Inclusive Leadership, and Working with Communities. These workshops strengthen the work of our Advanced Leadership Fellows and strive to deepen their self-awareness.

We cannot do our work without their collaboration. This Giving Blue Day, please consider making a gift (using the links provided) to one of our remarkable campus partners, 

The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is a premier student success program organized around the principles of diversity, access, equity, and inclusion. They promote academic excellence and champion personal growth and wellness for all students within the University of Michigan.

The Ginsberg Center cultivates and stewards equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, their vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice.

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is committed to helping students, and those who work with them, pursue social justice through educational engagement, practice, and pedagogy.

Sociology Opportunities for Undergraduate Leaders (SOUL) is the first department-level leadership program for first-generation college students at the University of Michigan.  Sociology recognizes that first-generation college students at the University of Michigan face unusual social, academic, and financial challenges and created a program designed to cultivate and support first-generation leaders.