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A Look at CSUF's Student Leadership Institute's Statistics

July 21, 2009

For the last 18 years, Cal State Fullerton’s Student Leadership Institute has provided training and experiential opportunities to turn college students into leaders on campus and in their communities.

Here are some statistics about the program:

  • The majority of students participating in the program are female.
  • The majority of participants are juniors and seniors.
  • More science, technology, engineering and math majors have been involved in the program over the last five years as a result of Title V grant funding.
  • The program has seen an increase in international student participation because leadership-training programs are not available in colleges at their home countries.
  • Students of Asian/Pacific Islander ethnicity participated in greater numbers during 2008-09, followed by white and, then, Hispanic students.
  • Students from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health and Human Development and College of Communications tend to participate in the program more than other colleges.
  • The institute partners with Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon colleges to offer the program. In May, 75 students from Santa Ana College and 100 students from Santiago Canyon College completed the program, representing a record number of community college students earning leadership certificates from Cal State Fullerton.
  • In 1999, the Templeton Foundation listed the institute as an “Exemplary Program” in the student leadership category in its annual publication, “Colleges that Encourage Character Development: A Resource for Parents, Students and Educators.”
  • The EMBRACE track received the 2008 NASPA Region VI Innovative Program Award because of the program’s innovation and creativity, and overall contribution to the university.
  • A $5,000 Target community grant was awarded this year to the program, which will be used to provide online resources to participants.

For more information about the program and to register online, visit or call 657-278-5999.

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