The undergraduate Servant Leadership Program at CSU is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program committed to developing future leaders who practice the philosophy of servant leadership. The Program is a collaborative partnership between CSU and the Columbus community. Participants are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through exciting and innovative leadership classes, hands-on modeling of leadership practices, participation in community service projects, and much more.
Students are competitively selected to be Stipend Fellows in the undergraduate Servant Leadership Program, which is an award of $1,250 stipend each semester for successful completion of the program requirements. The undergraduate Servant Leadership Program also has Non-Stipend Fellow positions; this enables any CSU student interested in leadership development to take leadership seminars, participate in community service, and enjoy many of the same benefits as the scholarship students. As stipend positions become available, Non-Stipend Fellows are eligible to apply for those open stipend positions in the program.
The Servant Leadership Program incorporates eight academic seminars into its comprehensive approach to learning the theory and practice of servant leadership. These seminars begin with an introduction to servant leadership and other popular leadership theories and build on the basic leadership concepts each semester, adding communication skills, leadership examples through film and biography, and the application of principles through teaching and project-based learning.