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OSL Leadership Academy

About the OSL Leadership Academy


The OSL Leadership Academy is a multi-faceted, four phase program for Augustana students that are interested in leadership development.  The program is comprised of four levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Each level is specifically designed for individuals who are at different stages of their personal leadership journey. 

As participants complete learning outcomes and goals designed specifically for each tier level, they will progress through the levels of the program. Upon acceptance into the program, each participant will be placed into the appropriate tier and begin their leadership development mission.

Benefits of the OSL Leadership Academy go well beyond learning opportunities.  Not only do students receive functional training in areas of personal and leadership development, but they will also receive significant time with faculty, staff and other experienced leaders who will guide them as they develop their own leadership.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the OSL Leadership Academy, please feel free to email the Leadership Team at

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Each tier is designed to challenge and enhance members' leadership skills and personal growth. After completion of a program level, members will then be encouraged to move to the next step, with the ultimate goal being the completion of the platinum level.

At the end of each year, the OSL Leadership Academy will sponsor a banquet, to honor the successes and achievements of members throughout the course of the past year. Honors will be given to participants as testament to the desire and dedication of members to become a leader not only at Augustana, but in the community, as well.




None. We affirm that leaders are not born, they are made. In following this philosophy, the OSL Leadership Academy program has no prerequisites and welcomes anyone interested in developing their leadership capabilities to apply to the program. 




GPA: All program participants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Incoming students (first year and transfer students) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from their previous institution to apply. 

College Standing: Participants must be in good standing with the College both at the time of application and throughout participation in the program.




Rolling Registration: This program is designed so that those interested may apply at any time to the Leadership Academy. Filling out the online application is the first step in beginning one's leadership development journey. 

Program Matriculation: Once accepted into the program, participants will attend one informational session held during the first month of each term. The purpose of this session is to introduce fellow program participants and receive an overview of the program's content. In addition to these initial orientations, students will also have the opportunity to take part in Leadership Academy meetings once per term to continue to develop relationships with other participants and to learn new updates and opportunities to the program.


You may be wondering...


Who is the Leadership Academy for?

The OSL Leadership Academy is for any and all Augustana students, who want to further their leadership skills and network with other professional, community, and student leaders. 

What are the expectations/requirements of the Academy?

Each tier has its own set of requirements and goals, specifically designed to reach the learning outcomes at the level. Participants are expected to complete all the requirements once they enter a tier, and are encourage to complete goals at their own pace. 

Why is this program beneficial?

The OSL Leadership Academy is centered on helping students tap into their own leadership skills and strengths, and at the same time providing them with tools to use for the rest of their life.

How do I apply?

The Academy has open registration all year, the application can be found here.

Is it worth it?

We think so, and we hope you will, too!


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Feel free to contact the program coordinators with any questions you may have about the Leadership Academy. Coordinator may be reached at: or by calling the Office of Student Life and Leadership at 309-794-2695.