Servant Leadership students lead and learn outside of the classroom by volunteering in local agencies who serve our community.
Servant Leadership students spend four to six hours a week volunteering at the agency of their choice. The purpose of this service is to fulfill Greenleaf's test by helping those served to grow as individuals. We have learned that as we seek to help others grow, we often learn that we are growing ourselves.
Since the program's inception in 1999, CSU Servant Leadership students have served over 220,000 hours.
"The servant leader is servant first...It begins with a natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The best test, and the most difficult to administer is: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And what is the effect on the least privileged in society; will they benefit, or at least, not be further deprived?"