Leadership is a central theme of Gettysburg College Mission Statement:
"Gettysburg College is a residential, undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences that prepares students from across the nation and around the globe to pursue lives of personal and professional fulfillment and to engage the complex questions of our time through effective leadership and socially responsible citizenship."
In regards to leadership, we believe the following about leadership:
The student leadership learning outcomes at Gettysburg are:
Integrity: Owning and upholding a commitment to personal, group, and institutional values in thought and act. Congruence: doing what you say you’re going to do.
Self-Awareness: An ability to authentically and realistically assess who you are.
Collaboration: An ability to work with others towards a common purpose.
Impact: An ability to have an effect on others independent of formal power.
Transformational Action: An ability to see the big picture, develop a strategy, and facilitate change.