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Institute for Leadership and Social Impact

We are excited to announce our new name as the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact. We are an interdisciplinary institute that promotes servant leadership and organizational practices that contribute to a more just, caring, and equitable world.

Join us as we look back on our journey through 2020.

Impact Speaker Series

We host a weekly series featuring leaders from the corporate and social sectors, providing students and the community an opportunity for meaningful conversations around current topics. 

Study Abroad

Our faculty lead a summer semester in Central and Eastern Europe. Participants work on a project with a nonprofit partner in Budapest, Hungary. 

Ideas to Serve 

Ideas to Serve is a competition promoting an in-depth understanding of social issues and community-based solutions. Join us for a first-ever Virtual Competition!

Excel Program

Excel was founded by our department and is physically housed in the Scheller College of Business. The program is now under the auspices of CEISMC under the Center for the 21st Century Universities.

Leadership Minor

Our team administers a Leadership Minor and the capstone course for the minor focuses on projects with social impact.


The Cowan-Turner programs aim to develop a culture of servant leadership.