Student Leadership & Involvement Mission

Mission Statement

Student Leadership & Involvement engages students in promoting positive social change through transformative learning, community engagement and leadership development.

Vision Statement

To create engaged citizens and alumni of the University of Memphis who:

  • Are ethical and inclusive leaders

  • Promote collaboration and positive change

  • Contribute to the advancement of the campus community, City of Memphis and the Mid-South.


  • Inclusion: As stewards of social justice, we promote the free exchange of ideas, identities and perspectives that foster collective understanding.

  • Development: We cultivate opportunities that promote personal and professional growth through organizations, activities and mentorship.

  • Integrity: We lead authentically and in congruence with ethical and professional standards upholding transparency and responding to the needs of students.

  • Experiential Learning: We seek to engage students in co-curricular educational experiences that develop them into career ready, life-long learners.

  • Community: We encourage our students to engage as active citizens through mutually beneficial partnerships that instill pride in our campus and city.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of their engagement with Student Leadership & Involvement, students will become leaders who are able to:

  • Define heightened self-awareness.

  • Recognize personal strengths and challenges.

  • Appraise identities, privileges, and preferences.

  •  Formulate critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrate an increased sense of belonging at the University of Memphis.

  • Distinguish a heightened sense of personal or professional purpose.

  • Develop a greater sense of responsibility to contribute to one's own community.