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Leadership Badge

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The SUNY Canton Leadership badge is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

Individual Values

  • Meet with a Leadership Path Mentor
    • During this meeting you will discuss with your mentor the requirements to complete the Leadership Badge and talk about what your plan moving forward looks like.
  • Take your DISC profile and discuss with mentor
    • After you meet with your leadership path mentor you will be sent a link to complete a DISC Profile. After completing this, you will schedule a meeting to go over your profile and talk about what your results mean and how you can leverage those results in your everyday life.

Group Values

  • Join a campus/community club/organization
    • Part of being a leader is being able to work with others towards a common goal. Joining and being actively involved in an on campus, or community organization or club will help you understand working with others, navigating differences, and working towards a common goal.
  • Attend three campus/community organization events
    • Attending events organized by other clubs/organizations helps educate you to issues important to other groups/organizations. Learning more about these issues will help you become a better leader.

Societal Values

  • 50 Hours of Community Service
    • When people get involved in community service, they not only help others, they expand their worldview, develop empathy and leadership skills, and realize how their actions can have a positive impact.
  • Attend three society value programs
    • Learning is critical to leadership development and attending three society value programs will help you learn more about your leadership role in society and where you fit. These Societal Value Programs include, but are not limited to the Leadership Lecture Series, the Living Writer Series, Diversity Talks, or Soup and Solidarity events.


  • Write your own leadership philosophy statement
    • This component provides an opportunity for students to think critically about their leadership development experiences to develop their personal leadership philosophy.
  • Complete a capstone project that benefits the campus or your local community
    • To demonstrate leadership, the service project is to help you make a positive change in your community using all the skills you have leaned thus far. You will work with your Mentor to discuss your project and will be assigned a capstone mentor that has experience in your capstone area to help you navigate completing the project.