Student Involvement

WSU Spokane Campus


In partnership with Leadership Spokane, Leadership WSU engages upperclassman in the 10 pillars of servant leadership and touches on the final aspect of the Social Change Model: Citizenship.

Students are transported to the WSU Spokane Campus where Leadership Spokane graduates tap into their networks and resources and facilitate curriculum to students. From panel discussions and excursions to simulations and debates, student participants are challenged to examine themselves and leadership in a post-college environment.

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Applications for Leadership WSU 2021 - 2022 are now open!

Program Requirements

  • Completion of Crimson Leadership VIP
  • Must be in junior or senior class standing
  • Time commitment: One Saturday a month 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Evening sessions will be on Thursdays from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Length of program: Yearly

2020 - 2021 Program Dates

  • Thursday, September 10th (Evening session)
  • Saturday, October 24th
  • Saturday, November 14th
  • Thursday, December 3rd (Evening session)
  • Thursday, January 21st (Evening session)
  • Saturday, February 27th
  • Saturday, March 27th 
  • Saturday, April 17th

The Program Model

Leadership WSU is based on the Social Change Model and Servant Leadership.

The idea of Servant Leadership comes from Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970. His theory states that the most important characteristic of a servant leader is that they have the desire to serve. Servant leaders are all about putting other people’s needs before their own and helping the community reach its needs.

There are 10 major characteristics to being a servant leader:

  1. Listening
  2. Empathy
  3. Healing
  4. Self-Awareness
  5. Persuasion
  6. Conceptualization
  7. Foresight
  8. Stewardship
  9. Commitment to the Growth of People
  10. Building the Community