Society of Leadership plans orientation

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Organization helps students find the best version of themselves, adviser says.

By Estefania Flores

The Society of Leadership is having orientation Sept. 28 in the craft room of Loftin Student Center.

This organization exists to “help students learn about themselves, their goals and their passions,” adviser Mark Bigelow, interim director of student life, said.

This national organization began in 2013 and has grown to 500 chapters nationwide. The organization has had 1,365 active members since then, he said.

This fall 146 students joined, he said.

“Orientation’s main purpose is to give students an overview of the group, prepare each individual down this journey, and show them what this organization is all about,” he said.

Leadership members from previous and newly inducted groups will meet 1-3 p.m. Sept. 28 in the craft room.

This event is a “three hour interactive meeting, where students learn about the six pillars of the society,” he said.

The six pillars are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

“We discover each student’s purpose, goals, and different communication styles,” Bigelow said.

Membership is closed for this semester, but students interested in joining for the spring semester should contact Bigelow, or president Marshal Lauren Mencel.

To join, students must have a 3.0 grade-point average. Members should have a degree plan, but it is not required, Bigelow said.

Contact Bigelow at or Mencel at



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