The Leaders in a Global World (LGW) offers a unique living and learning environment for Elon University students interested in exploring leadership. Through regular house activities such as dinners, discussion, common readings, movie viewings, and on- and off-campus events, LGW residents will begin to examine leadership by exploring themselves and learning more about the kind of leader they wish to become.
As a two-year residential program in the Global Neighborhood, second-year students serve as mentors to first-year students. We are welcoming all applicants who would like to be a part of a great learning community focused on leadership development, globalization, and cultural differences.
The Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community creates, cultivates, and sustains an atmosphere for leadership exploration in tandem with living in a multicultural environment. The LGW community is intentionally focused on facilitating interactions between residents with diverse life experiences, backgrounds, and worldviews, fostering awareness of and appreciation of cultural differences. As a member of the LGW community, you will engage in an exploration of your personal leadership style from a multicultural and global perspective.
The Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community seeks to enhance the residential experience of students by:
- Increasing self-awareness through the exploration of values, beliefs, culture, and identity.
- Learning group roles, dynamics, and decision making to function constructively in groups.
- Building an awareness of leadership issues facing our communities and society.
- Developing a personal philosophy of leadership.
- Understanding what it means to be a leader at Elon.
- Understanding one’s self, those around them, and how to be an effective leader while working with others.
- Developing strategies for implementing leadership concepts on a daily basis.
- Developing skills for how to create opportunities for themselves and others in areas of interest.
- Increasing awareness that leadership is not only “how to do it, but how to be it.”
As a community focused on leadership development, the LGW advisors and RAs have created several leadership positions in an effort to engage members of our community, provide opportunities for residents to demonstrate their leadership skills, and support the programmatic efforts of the advisors and RAs.
Explore the LGW LLC Syllabus.
2017-2018: Leaders in a Global World is currently located in the Global neighborhood.
2018-2019: This LLC will transition to the East Residential Neighborhood, the newest residential community on campus. Amenities include double rooms, study areas, and access to a hall kitchen and common space.
LGW Leadership Positions
As a community focused on leadership development, the LGW advisors and RA have created leadership positions in an effort to engage members of our community, provide opportunities for residents to demonstrate their leadership skills, and support the programmatic efforts of the advisors and RA.
- Community Service Coordinators – Nisha Arole ’20 & Kyra Letsinger ’21 – coordinate and communicate opportunities for service for LGW residents
- Wellness Coordinators – Ryan O’Leary ’20 & Jonathan Stettler ’21 – assist in creating intramural teams, Sunday yoga sessions, and promotes campus wellness events
- LLC Challenge Coordinators – Julia Madden ’21 & Robbie Miley ‘21 – submit LGW activities and events to count towards the LLC Challenge competition
- Calendar Coordinators – McKenna Patterson ’20 & Youngwoo Yu ’21 – use the LGW, Global, and University calendars to remind residents of upcoming events and programs
- Banner Coordinators – Divya Dewan ’20 & Hannah Naehring ’21 – facilitate the design, concept, creation of the LGW IRC banner
- LLC Video Coordinators – Dan Soracco ’20 & Cameron Wolfslayer ’21 – facilitate the design, concept, and creation of the LGW video
- Mentor Coordinators – Chris Adamik ’20 & Divya Dewan ’20 – assist in the pairing of mentors/mentees and encourages LGW residents to engage in meaningful development of their mentors relationship
How to Apply
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