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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethical Leadership Concentration

An Ethical Leadership concentration provides students with a meaningful package of leadership content to supplement their existing coursework. This concentration introduces students to leadership theory and its ethical foundations while continually examining the relevance, application and impact of leadership in today’s society. Completion of an Ethical Leadership Concentration allows students to obtain a formal transcript designation with fewer courses and requirements than a full academic minor in the context of a challenging, coherent and meaningful LEV experience involving coursework and co-curricular efforts.

For additional information and courses in this program, see Leadership, Ethics and Values .

Program Requirements

Requirements for the concentration come in three areas: coursework, applications and portfolio.

Applied Leadership Experience

One of the following:

  • Service in an North Central College organizational leadership position (e.g., student government, residence life staff, service trip coordinator, board member of campus ministry organization, etc.)

  • Service in an North Central College athletic leadership position (e.g., Team Captain, Member of SAAC, Member of SAM, etc.)

  • Completion of LEAD 360 - Precepting , or service in some other approved academic leadership position

  • Service in an approved off-campus leadership position

  • Service as an LEAD Microloan advisor

  • Completion of an LEAD approved Cardinal Conversation course involving significant leadership components

  • Completion of an LEAD approved internship experience, preferably LEAD 494 - Capstone: Applied Leadership , involving significant leadership components.

Note: Students are encouraged to propose additional leadership applications to satisfy this component of the Leadership Concentration to the Director of the Leadership, Ethics and Values Program.


The ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) must include all of the following:

  • Evidence of the Applied Leadership Experience

  • Written responses to two “leadership designated” cultural events or LEAD events, not to exceed two pages each

  • Copies of major written work submitted in all leadership concentration required courses

  • A concluding/capstone personal statement not to exceed three pages

  • A resume

  • Completion of all requirements for either a North Central College B.S. or B.A. degree