The Journey is a four-year comprehensive leadership experience built on the cornerstones of Involvement, Service, Career Exploration and Leadership. The program is designed to develop student’s leadership skills throughout their collegiate career at Suffolk University.  The Journey is a leadership model that acts as a conduit, which pulls together an institutional effort around leadership education. Students are required to experience all aspects of the cornerstones as they begin the “Journey” in their first year.  In the years that follow they are encouraged to focus on the activities in which they are more passionate.  At the end of the academic year we have The Journey Recognition Dinner where we highlight the year’s leadership programs, honor the students who participated in The Journey and recognize the offices that contributed to the program.

Each cornerstone has a variety of experiences:

Leadership:

Emerging Leaders Program, Outdoor Adventure, Leadership Winterbreak, Leadership Exchange, Global Leadership Exchange, DC Leadership Exchange, Leadership Through Sailing, Leadership through Racing, LeaderCHEF, LeadHERship, SGA Fall Retreat participation, Student Organization Executive Board Member, Student Organization Committee Member, Conference Attendance, LEAP Participant, Safe Zone Training/Trainer, Multicultural Summit, PAO Leadership Summit, PAO Director, Teaching Assistant, Resident Assistant, Athletic Team Captain

Involvement:

Student Organization Member, Performing Arts Production Cast/Crew, Student Athlete, Intramural Participation, Scholar/Honor Society, Work-Study, Peer Mentor, Orientation Leader, Major Campus Event Attendance

Career Exploration:

Independent Study, Career Services Event/Workshop, Internship, Etiquette Dinner, Career Development Center sponsored fair, Study Abroad

Service:

Community Service, Alternative Spring Break, Service Project Leader, Alternative Winter Break, Service Learning Classes, Service Day, Jumpstart, Connections to a College Mentor

To learn more about how you can become a participant in The Journey, please email sli@suffolk.edu, call our office at 617-573-8320 or just stop by the Student Leadership and Involvement Office in Donahue 430.