Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Fourth Year
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 Students in their fourth year will:
1. Be able to reflect critically on their leadership journey.
2. Demonstrate integrity while making appropriate decisions regarding behavior; recognize and accept consequences of their actions; and act in a dependable manner.
3. Recognize individual and group contributions, celebrate accomplishments, and encourage others to act and make decisions.
4. Use knowledge of similarities and differences between people to make sensitive, ethical and appropriate decisions.
5. Exhibit behaviors that advance a healthy community.

Activities & Events


Students can continue their exploration in leadership through applying for a Para-Professional role. Opportunities include First Year Experience Mentor, UNITY: Social Justice Advocate, Building Manager, and Resident/Community Assistants.  Additionally, Students will begin to take on more advanced roles by serving as a chair, coordinator, or mentor.

Service Learning

Students will have the opportunity to engage and/or plan additional service opportunities through communication from the Career Center. Fourth year students will also have the opportunity in creating meaningful service outreach opportunities and mentor their peers on citizenship.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to seek out at least one higher level leadership position within a student organization (i.e. Executive Board or Cabinet positions).  These positions should be sought through active participation in a student organization.

Tunnel of Oppression

Students have the opportunity to create awareness of current and past issues of oppression for the Millikin community in a creative and interactive environment.

 Leadership Series

All fourth year students will have the opportunity to attend a leadership series that explores goal setting, value congruence, time management, meeting management, leadership styles, etc. Furthermore, fourth year students will have the opportunity to serve on the senior panel to discuss their leadership journey.

Leadership Awards

Students have the opportunity to apply for the fourth-year student leadership award. This award recognizes the achievements and leadership potential of a fourth-year male and fourth-year female. The award is announced during the Leadership Awards Ceremony held the first Sunday in May.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Students selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges have excelled as members of the Millikin University community to such a degree that they should be acknowledged as exceptional student leaders. Their contributions in leadership, service, campus activities and academic achievement set them apart from others as models to emulate for students at Millikin University.

Leadership Portfolio

Each participant will continue to keep a Leadership Portfolio. This will be built over the course of their time in the program and will serve as a reflective activity for students.

Career Exploration

Students have an opportunity to engage with potential employers through attending the Career Fair as well as use other career service resources

Off Campus Learning

Students should participate in an off campus learning experience such as study abroad, immersion, internship, etc.

Optional Activities

End of Semester and Year End Events

These social events at the end of each semester will be planned to serve as an opportunity for all students to celebrate their accomplishments and be recognized for their outstanding commitment to their own leadership development. 

Other Activities

A variety of other leadership opportunities and activities will be offered by the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement as well as other departments each year.

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 Contact Us        
Inclusion and Student Engagement
Richards Treat University Center
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Phone: 217.424.6335
Fax: 217.424.3544

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL