Ascend is a new initative launched in the fall of 2018 as an opportunity for students to acquire, practice and exercise their leadership skills. Over the course of the year, various leadership workshops will be offered centered around the different aspects of leadership development. These succinct, hour-long sessions are designed to foster discussion and reflection, and students can expect to leave with practical strategies for enhancing their leadership skills.
Leadership & Service Awards
The program serves as an opportunity for members of the campus community to nominate students, faculty and staff for a variety of honors. The annual Leadership & Service Awards program brings together approximately 400 campus community members each April.
Application can be found at: ashland.edu/engage
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.
The Ashland University circle of ΟΔΚ was founded on March 18, 2012 with members representing a variety of areas of campus. In 2016, 67 students were initiated in to the Ashland University circle of ΟΔΚ.
The Society recognizes achievement in the following five areas: Scholarship; Athletics; Campus or Community Service; Social or Religious Activities and Campus Government; Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media; and Creative and Performing Arts.
New for Fall 2019! Second Year LLC for Emerging Leaders!
The Emerging Leaders LLC will cover a variety of leadership topics, including not limited to: running meetings, developing student’s leadership style, and discovering strengths. There will be monthly meetings/presentation on a leadership topic. The LLC will adhere to the Ashland University Living-Learning Communities mission, goals, and processes.
Students who apply to participate in the LLC will live on Clayton Hall 3rd floor with their other LLC members.