Campus Leadership Week recognizes Student Leaders

By Jackie Smith | 1/27/13 5:05pm


Courtesy / Office of Student Life
2012 I am Grand Valley Reception. A record 1,600 nominations were received.

Grand Valley State University’s Office of Student Life and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society will host the annual Campus Leadership Week this week to promote the many different forms of leadership displayed on GVSU’s campus.

“The purpose of Campus Leadership Week is to recognize and celebrate the many forms of leadership we exhibit at GVSU,” said Michelle Burke, director of student life.

Shelby Schwarzkoff, leadership initiatives staff assistant, has been helping plan this week for several months, including finding organizations and departments to participate. Some of the offices and departments that she worked with include the LGBT Center, Club Sports, Women’s Center, Student Senate and Career Services.

“Students should expect to get different perspectives of campus leadership,” Shcwarzkoff said. “We encourage students to participate in these events to get involved in and excited about campus leadership. These programs will aid in personal leadership development.”

Students are invited to participate in events put on by a multitude of GVSU organizations and departments.

“The keystone event is the “I am Grand Valley” reception, which is our way of recognizing the students who are leaders in the classroom, across campus, and in the community.”

The “I am Grand Valley” leadership reception is on Jan. 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in 2204 Kirkhof Center.

The other four main events — a leadership seminar, a resume workshop, and inclusion and diversity seminar and a presentation called “The 5 Phases of Campus Leadership” were planned based on the current happenings on campus. “The Five Phases of Campus Leadership,” will be hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa.

These five phases will be outlined and explained during the presentation. They are meant to educate students about the different ways they can be involved on campus, Burke said.

For more information, visit the Laker Leadership Programs website at

Info. Box
Jan. 28 “The 5 Phases of Campus Leadership” 9 p.m. Kirkhof Center Room 2266
Jan. 29 “Strengths Based Leadership Seminar” 1-1:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center Room 1142
Jan. 30 A Resume Workshop hosted by Career Services 11 a.m. to noon Student Services Building Room 206
Jan. 30 The “I am Grand Valley” Leadership Reception 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center Room 2204
Jan. 30 An Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Seminar 6-8:30 p.m. Kirkhof center 2266

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