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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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icon OME Student Advisory Council (OMESAC)

The secondary mission of the OME after fostering academic achievement is to develop leaders. In keeping with the goal of facilitating students’ excellence at MIT and beyond, it is important for students to assume greater participation and influence in leadership positions among minority student groups, living groups, and campus-wide responsibilities. The OME directors meet monthly with a student advisory council to monitor their needs and success, and to develop a dialogue about OME programs, structure, and staffing. OMESAC comprises presidents of the student professional and cultural groups that serve our constituency.
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