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Mission Statement

Student Leadership Development (SLD) engages members of the Vanderbilt community in creating and sustaining a culture of lifelong leadership development, training, and education. SLD seeks to empower students to become everyday leaders by facilitating and encouraging opportunities for co-curricular learning, intentional engagement, self-reflection, and skill development. We believe in developing visionary, goal-driven, and action-oriented student leaders. Exhibiting an awareness of self and others, a student leader at Vanderbilt strives to be:

Supportive of all

The first letter of each competency spells “ACCESS” because we have a firm belief that all of our students on Vanderbilt’s campus have access to resources to engage in leadership development. We also believe that all people have the ability to access their identity as a leader.