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Clearinghouse of TXST Leadership Opportunities

The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to bring students together to learn leadership skills, engage in activities that foster ethical behavior, build an inclusive community, demonstrate social responsibility and inspire a commitment to excellence. To achieve this purpose the Leadership Institute serves as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State.

Signature Events


Student Organizations Fair - January 30, 2020 (10 am - 1 pm and 2 - 5 pm)

Student Organizations Conference - TBD

Equality University - November 2, 2019

Business Leadership Week - Info TBD

Leadership Institute Annual Conference - February 28-29, 2020

Academic Opportunities

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Texas State University is dedicated to preparing students to not only becoming leaders in their communities, but their professions as well. The following courses and programs are a sample of the academic options available to students. Texas State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

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  • A minor in Leadership Studies is interdisciplinary and requires 21 hours, including courses from the following departments Communication Studies, Management, Agriculture, Philosophy, Aerospace Studies, Psychology, and Health Administration.

  • An advanced course in communication designed to examine in detail the phenomenon of leadership in groups and organizations. Various theories and approaches to leadership will be surveyed with an emphasis on applying leadership principles. Prerequisites: COMM 2330; Full major or minor status.

  • This course is designed to be applicable to all CTE areas in public, private, and corporate education. The course addresses professional growth, leadership styles, skills, and teaching leadership. Trends, policies, and procedures relating to leadership in career and technical areas are highlighted.

  • This course provides an overview of leadership and management styles, theories, and current research. An overview of leadership development techniques utilized in various CTE settings will be provided.

  • This course will familiarize students with different perspectives on organizations, different paradigms by which they might be viewed, and a survey of research done on organizations, organizational leadership and change.

  • Develop student skills as a practitioner in elementary and secondary schools, focusing on the role and functions of the principal as a leader. Activities lead participants to practice skill development in evaluation processes, student activity programs, staffing patterns, site-based decision-making, community relations, accounting procedures, and other skills as a campus leader would assume. Prerequisites: All Level I core courses; and EDCL 6342, EDCL 6343, and EDCL 6348, or consent of the instructor.

  • Successful leadership in organizational settings requires an understanding of human behavior. This understanding begins with the knowledge of self and leads to the understanding of others. The focus of this course is on the individual student. The intent is to enhance the student’s self-awareness of values, beliefs, and attitudes related to successful school leadership.

  • An analysis of the expanded role of the Health Information Management professional in the healthcare environment and application of the principles involved. Topics include strategic planning and forecasting, marketing, entrepreneurialism, leadership, motivation, consensus building, workforce diversity, change management, work redesign/reengineering, and project management. (WI).

  • This course is designed to broaden the introduction to the Army and the skills needed to be a successful Army officer. It focuses on leadership, communication and problem solving as well as nutrition and personal development. Students must enroll in MS 1000 concurrently.

  • This course focuses on self-development guided by group processes. Experiential learning activities are designed to challenge current beliefs, knowledge and skills. This course also provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advanced Course and the Leaders Training Course.

  • This course provides students with knowledge to strengthen the campus experience through holding student leadership roles. Students will learn skills, principles, and characteristics necessary for responsible and positive leadership as well as the role of student leadership and student engagement in higher education. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.

  • This course provides an examination of leadership in student affairs and higher education through the study of leadership and organizational theory. Additionally, the course focuses on student leadership development. Students will be prepared to utilize their knowledge of leadership theories and models to practice leadership and develop leadership in others.

Leadership Positions


Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Student Foundation

Student Government

Student Leadership Board (SLB)

Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC)

University Ambassadors