What We Do
La Salle University undergraduate students spending time with students at Wagner Middle School as part of the Writers Matter program.
“Deciding to minor in Leadership and Global Understanding was the best decision I made at La Salle. If I could I would have majored in Leadership and Global Understanding. It helped mold me into the man I am today because I now see the world through different perspectives” – Angel Quiles, ’16
The Leadership and Global Understanding (LGU) program at La Salle University is an interdisciplinary minor that aims to foster leadership qualities in undergraduate students by giving them intensive civic engagement experience on the local, national, and international levels. Leadership and Global Understanding students come from all academic units (Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Business) and all majors within those schools. Over the course of their studies, LGU students interact directly with individuals, which increases their intercultural competencies and inevitably changes the way they view their own academic and, ultimately, professional careers.
Students in our program engage in regular community service activities on campus and in the greater Philadelphia community, participate in travel study courses around the world that deal with overarching issues including education, social justice, and civil rights, and reflect critically on how they plan to contribute to the various communities they belong to.