The Kimmel Leadership Center offers educational, cultural, and social enrichment opportunities that support student learning and campus life through participation in structured leadership experiences, campus organizations and volunteerism to develop a life-long appreciation of diversity, recognition of the value of involvement, responsible decision-making, and professional and personal development.
The Kimmel Leadership Center, as the primary leadership and involvement office at SIUE, will be recognized for developing students who are committed to civic responsibility, diversity, and lifelong learning and for creating the next generation of community leaders.
The Kimmel Leadership Center bases its mission on fundamental values inherent to higher education. Our values are as follows:
-Promote the attainment of one's personal best
-Pursue continuous improvement
-Social, civic and political responsibility, globally, nationally, locally, and within the University
-Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among faculty, staff, students, and the larger community.
--Inclusion of the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life
--Respect for individual differences
--Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought
--Access for all who can benefit from our programs
--Cultivate value-centered leadership
--Develop a foundation for future leaders
--Recognize the range in leadership strengths
--Promote the common good through the giving of one's ability
--Foster a sense of service and social justice
*Adopted from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Values
**Adapted from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Values