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Leadeship at MIT
As President Hockfield stated in her inaugural address, "MIT is uniquely equipped, and obliged, to make a critical difference... to educate the leaders the world needs now."

Rather than classifying people as "leaders" or "nonleaders" and trying to develop individuals into leaders, MIT assumes that everyone can learn and grow in ways that make them more effective in the various contexts, roles within a group, and processes they take on in their lives. Each experience you engage in during your time at MIT is an opportunity to test skills, shape effectiveness, and enhance awareness about how you want to impact the world.

We have developed this website as the foundation for a Virtual Leadership Center, a one-stop-shop for dissemination of information about the wide inventory of offerings across MIT that provide leadership development opportunities for students.
Leadership Defined
Leader PhotoWhen using this website, please think of the term "leadership" in its broadest definition - beyond position, power, or privilege - and recognize that each of us has qualities that can be examined, practiced and developed including skills in: problem-solving, creativity, big-picture thinking, ability to connect people and ideas, ability to influence others, conscientiousness, conflict resolution, attention to detail, communication skills, or a desire to change the world.
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Featured Opportunity

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SaveTFP (Save this “fantastic” place) is a diverse group of MIT students focused on social marketing initiatives around reducing stress in students, promoting healthy social practices and choices around alcohol and other drugs, raising awareness of resources, encouraging student culture on campus, and increasing awareness of recreational options on and off campus. Ongoing initiatives led by the group are: -The design and maintenance of the lost and found website, a website for student expression and resource sharing around mental health issues -The design and dissemination of the Conquer MIT Tip Book, a student to student guide to social life at MIT, including resources and information around making healthy choices around alcohol and other drugs. -The design and dissemination of the “Love Ur Beaver” t-shirt, intended to increase school spirit and positive student community building -Weekly fun, diverse, substance free, social events and programs at high risk times that serve as alternatives to the party scene, including both on and off campus events. -Organization of the eatTFP ( Eat this “free” pizza) program, a weekly program that brings food, non-alcoholic beverages and resources to social functions around campus to encourage responsible party hosting. -Internal organizational leadership development opportunities, such as weekly leadership exercises, leadership retreats, and participation in campus wide leadership opportunities.
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