The Student Leadership Institute is an interactive experience designed to provide the opportunity for student participants to further develop their skills and competencies in the various areas of leadership and personal development. Utilizing lectures, workshops, and interactive programs, students master skills in communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, goal setting, problem solving, and etiquette.
The Institute is dedicated to fostering school pride and elevating Panther spirit. Students are given a detailed account of Prairie View A&M University’s history and traditions. They are encouraged to develop a stronger connection to the University and the riches stored on these hollowed grounds.
Students take advantage of this intense leadership development experience to define leadership perspective and enhance their college experience. Throughout the Institute, students are challenged personally to engage in various self-discovery activities, relationship building, and the development of life skills.
The following Learning Outcomes are used to assess the effectiveness of the Student Leadership Institute:
To participate in the Student Leadership Institute, a student MUST meet the following requirements:
Applications are made available at the end of each spring semester and may be obtained from the Student Activities and Leadership website under “forms”: www.pvamu.edu/studentactivities
After successfully completing the Institute, students graduate into the Panther Advisor Leaders (PALS) organization. As a PAL, a student is able to utilize the various leadership elements from the Institute to aid the University in recruitment and retention efforts, incorporate team-building concepts in their program planning, and affect the academic and social awareness of fellow students through peer mentoring.