The Office of Student Activities and Transition Programs coordinates a variety of leadership programs and initiatives for the St. Mary’s University Community. We feel it is important for students to gain leadership skills to enhance both their personal and professional life. We currently have three leadership programs on campus: Emerging Leaders, LRC, and LeaderShape.
The Emerging Leaders Program strives to strengthen student’s leadership skills by promoting ethical leadership based on Marianist values. Each Emerging Leader strive to represent the college in a manner that exemplifies campus pride, display a strong base of knowledge about the campus, and leave a positive and lasting impression of St.Marys University.
Leadership Reaction Course (LRC)
This year’s LRC in partnership with ROTC is properly titled ” Mission: Possible.” Students will have to use strategic methods to get their group from one place to the other in this fun exciting low ropes course provided by the commanders in Camp Bullis.
The LeaderShape Institute
The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. And since 1986, over 31,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from our program. The purpose of the The LeaderShape Institute is to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants and facilitators , which is demonstrated on their campus, in their community, and within their organization.
Student Awards and Recognitions
Each year St. Mary’s University celebrates the academic and co-curricular accomplishments of its students through several recognition and award programs. These programs include: Greek Awards, Recognized Student Organization Academic Awards, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and the prestigious Presidential Award.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is one of the most renowned honors programs in the nation. It recognizes students who combine a strong academic background with leadership skills evidenced in co-curricular involvement in campus and community activities.
The Who’s Who program has been in existence since 1934, honoring outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievements. This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 1,900 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The minimum criteria for eligibility to represent St. Mary’s University into Who’s Who include:
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 with 90 credit hours completed for undergraduates and 3.0 and 25-36 credit hours completed for graduate students.
- Evidence of leadership and/or campus involvement.
Selection of the recipient is based on nominations from St. Mary’s University schools (Bill Greehey School of Business; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Science, Engineering, and Technology; Graduate Studies; and Law School). Upon selection from the schools, recipient names will be forwarded for inclusion in the publication of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria, Box 83
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Student Activities and Transition Programs
Sheri King, Ph.D., Director
Sabina Ramirez, Associate Director
Belinda Sanchez, Administrative Assistant
Sidney Lopez, Leadership Intern