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Leadership & Service


Opportunities are what you make of them.

You can enrich your college experience and grow as a leader by getting involved on campus and working to make the university a more engaged, inclusive and equitable community. Along the way, you can develop valuable leadership skills and experience that you can list on your résumé.

Everyone has something to contribute. How you live your life and your character will differentiate you as a leader. Student leaders inspire and encourage others to get involved. Effective leaders are those who are authentic and passionate about the activities they join and lead.

Cortney Hildebran Cooke

My favorite thing about LR is the people. All of the students and staff are so friendly and the campus community is wonderful. The overall campus experience is what makes me love LR.

Cortney Hildebran Cooke '20, MBA 2021

Community Service


Lenoir-Rhyne encourages students to become involved in community service as part of the university's mission to promote responsible leadership for service in the world.

Community service enriches the learning experience, teaches civic responsibility and strengthens communities. It also provides you with opportunities to apply what you are learning in class outside the classroom.

View Community Service Opportunities

Broyhill Leadership Institute


The Broyhill Institute for Leadership fosters and develops the skills necessary for students and graduates to become effective leaders in professional communities and adapt to future innovations.

Participation in the Broyhill Leaders is by invitation only. Students with solid academic accomplishment as well as leadership interest and aptitude are identified to become members of the Broyhill Leaders student organization. Once an invitation is accepted, you must remain in good academic and social conduct standing.

You are expected to use your leadership skills responsibly and ethically to make a positive difference in the world.

Upon completing leadership training opportunities and experiences, you can earn a leadership certificate.

Broyhill Leadership Institute

Campus Leadership Opportunities


Because of LR's small and supportive campus community, you have opportunities at the university that you won't find at larger schools. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you to gain experience, grow as a leader, make lifelong friends and have fun along the way.

Here are just a few of the many opportunities available to you to get involved on campus.

  • Resident assistant
  • Orientation leader
  • Bears of Distinction (admission student ambassadors)
  • Student Government Association
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Peer tutor
  • Honor societies
  • Student club leader
  • Work study or student employment
  • Internships
  • Cultural organizations
  • Religious and spiritual life
  • Fraternity and sorority life