Winter Break Hours:  
SILC will be open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 21- Friday, December 30, 2016.

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) prepares students to become contributing members of society by providing meaningful co-curricular experiences. SILC is responsible for coordinating registered university organizations and providing leadership education experiences for students in addition to providing programs and services to specific target populations including fraternity/sorority members, non-traditional students, and students of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations. A Student Affairs department, SILC has six full-time professionals and a number of graduate/undergraduate student employees.

Our Vision

Every Jayhawk finds their place and makes a difference.

Our Mission

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center prepares Jayhawks to become 
contributing members of society by providing meaningful co-curricular experiences.

SILC Competencies

Guided by a commitment to excellence, The Student Involvement & Leadership Center prepares students for leadership and service through instructional programs and co-curricular activities designed to meet the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Identifying important issues, considering alternative perspectives, seeking information, and making informed judgments.
  • Ethical Reasoning: Incorporating and exemplifying values and principles in personal decision-making and actions.
  • Self Awareness: Recognizing one’s multiple identities exhibiting interdependence within one’s groups, organizations, or communities.
  • Engagement: Establishing a meaningful connection through campus involvement developing supportive relationships with others.
  • Diversity: Appreciating all identities and cultures within a diverse society, promoting equality and inclusivity, and demonstrating consideration for the well-being of others.
  • Leadership: Demonstrating effective guidance, communication, and skills in assisting an organization toward meeting its mission, vision, and goals.

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