Leadership Development at Mines

Discover your leadership potential at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology! Leadership skills are life skills! The staff of the SALC know that leadership comes in a variety of forms. Whether you hold a campus job, are the president of a student organization, a member of a CAMP team, or attend our All Campus Leadership Retreat. We know there is a leadership opportunity for you!

Consider attending one or all of these various events to learn more about leadership and develop your leadership skills at the same time. These opportunities will also allow you to network with you fellow classmates and develop those connections that will assist you later in your career!

Student Leadership Awards

Call for Nominations

The Student Activities and Leadership Center and the Professional Development Institute for Student Leaders are soliciting nominations for the awards listed below.  Awardees are honored at a spring Leadership Awards Reception, and the photographs of the Leadership Hall of Fame awardees are included in a permanent display in the student center.  (each award title is a link to the nomination form) Students and/or organizations can be nominated for more than one award

The CHAD Award
The C.H.A.D. Award (Caring, Helping, Aspiring, and Developing) recognizes a student, faculty, or staff member each semester who exemplifies Chad Nienhueser’s life and aspirations.  The C.H.A.D. is awarded both spring and fall semesters.
Leadership Hall of Fame

The Leadership Hall of Fame is a very prestigious award that honors a collection of student leaders from the School of Mines. 
Cushman Clark Rising Star Award and Scholarship
The Rising Star Award is a scholarship given to a student leader in sophomore standing.
Outstanding Student Organization Member

This award may be given to any active member in any student organization who exemplifies leadership by their commitment, loyalty, and vision.  
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor   
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate an adviser who goes above and beyond his/her self to help their student organization succeed.  
Gustafson Student Leadership Award   
Gustafson Student Leadership Scholarship is to annually recognize and reward a junior or a senior who, while striving to achieve scholastic success demonstrates exemplary leadership and commitment through his or her involvement in campus activities and organizations.
Board of Regents Awards
The three Board of Regents awards recognize student organizations for their Community Service, Organizational Leadership, and Academic Excellence. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate student organizations that have committed their organization to leadership, community service, and the mission of the university.

DEADLINE: 4:00PM Monday, February 15, 2016

  These links take you to the Mines Link webpage. You can login using your normal School of Mines username and password. Complete the nomination form, upload the file, and fully submit the nomination.


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Personal Development on a Professional Level

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