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The philosophy of Servant Leadership is the idea that leadership should ultimately come from a place of concern for others. The earmarks of Servant Leadership are love and compassion. Servant Leaders are expected to use their power and authority to encourage individuals to grow and achieve autonomy, which will then benefit the whole of an organization.
The undergraduate Servant Leadership Program at Columbus State University is a comprehensive academic program committed to developing future leaders who practice the servant leadership philosophy. The students in our program are called fellows. Our fellows are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through exciting and innovative leadership classes, hands-on modeling of leadership practices, participation in community service projects, and much more. Scholarship students are competitively selected through an interview process and awarded a $1,250 stipend each semester for their successful completion of the program requirements.
The undergraduate Servant Leadership Program at CSU includes non-stipend students as well. The non-stipend students participate in the leadership seminars, participate in community service, and enjoy all of the same benefits that the stipend students in the program do, they just do not receive any scholarship dollars. As stipends become available, non-stipend students have the opportunity to apply for those openings in the program.