Crown Leadership Development Certificate

In order to achieve the Crown Student Life Mission of working with students to provide unique living and learning environments where all can be successful in creating communities, developing awareness and engaging in the world around us, we provide tangible ways for our students to be recognized for their leadership within the Crown College community and beyond. This allows Crown College students to be recognized for the broad and well-balanced range of leadership opportunities and experiences they have taken advantage of while here at UCSC. Through these experiences, students will develop life-long skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing workplace and global environment. This certificate is designed to recognize and document co-curricular activities and leadership experiences and will also admirably complement a student's resume.

Upon achievement of all three components you will receive
• Crown Leadership Development Certificate
• Distinction in Crown Commencement Program
• Invitation to the Crown Student Leadership Recognition Event

Before starting your activities you must attend one of our quarterly workshops to get enrolled in this program.

Workshops this year will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge on:
     Tuesday, October 21st
     Wednesday, January 21st
     Monday, April 13th
Advance registration is encouraged.

You may count towards the certificate no more than one component completed before registering.

After attending an enrollment workshop you can begin participating and tracking your progress through the three components of the certificate program.
Junior transfer students have slightly different completion requirements (see note at bottom).
Use the Verification Form to document your participation.  Note that some activities in component #3 require more documentation than others.  
You may turn in semi-completed forms as often as you wish and we will keep them in your file.  Bring your form to the Crown Programs Office.
You must complete all of the above certificate requirements and turn in your final verification form at least 1 quarter prior to graduation.
More detailed descriptions of the various opportunities listed below can be downloaded here.
Download our helpful guide for mapping your plan toward completion of the Crown Leadership Certificate Program.

Component #1 - Creating Communities
The purpose of this component is to give students valuable and tangible experience creating communities in a student leader capacity through direct engagement that supports the healthy functioning of the Crown community.

Participate in any of the following opportunities to complete this component.  Please note that a variety of experiences is highly encouraged.
If you wish to make a student leadership substitution please note that you must complete a Component Substitution Petition and get substitution approval before you complete the leadership experience.

One of these
• Program Assistant
• Resident Assistant
• Food Service Advisor
• OPERS Recreation Leader


-OR-

Two of these
• Historian
• Tech/Event Crew
• Tech/Event Manager
• Mail Room Worker
• Mail Room Manager
• Groundskeeper Student Assistant
• Maintenance Student Worker
• Posting/Recycling Assistant
• Summer Work Crew
• Crown Office Assistant
• Social Fiction Conference Assistant

-OR-

Three of these
• Fall Orientation Leader
• Student Event Volunteer
• Program Coordinator
• Crown Graduation Committee
• Crown Student Activities Committee


Component #2 - Developing Awareness

The purpose of this component is to increase students' leadership skills and ability to effect change by developing an awareness of self and others, engaging with different theories and practices of leadership, and learning about social systems in which leadership is enacted through leadership education.

Participate in any of the following opportunities to complete this component.  Please note that a variety of experiences is highly encouraged.
If you wish to make a course substitution please note that you must complete a Component Substitution Petition and get substitution approval before you complete the course.

Successful completion of
• CRWN 28: Leadership Development
          4-year students: Must be completed by end of your 2nd year.
          Transfer students: Must be completed by the end of your 1st year.

-AND-

Two of the following courses
• CRWN 31: Leadership in Action
• CRWN 123: Exploring Life Through Writing
• Writing 106: Public Speaking (offered in Summer only)
• UCSC Police Department: Citizen Police Academy
• OPERS Experiential Leadership Program Courses:
    - Tools for Leadership
    - Tone Setting 201
    - Leadership from the Inside Out
    - Exploring Social Justice
    - Team Building and the Art of Facilitation
    - Special Seminars (by permission depending on topic)
Other courses or experiences can be petitioned to fulfill this requirement but they must be relevant to the purpose of component #2.


Component #3 - Engaging in the World Around Us
The purpose of this component is to allow students the opportunity to engage in a community and effect change through direct leadership involvement in organizations on campus, in the community, and beyond.

Participate in any of the following opportunities to complete this component.  Please note that a variety of experiences is highly encouraged.
If you wish to make an event substitution please note that you must complete a Component Substitution Petition and get substitution approval before you attend the event.

At least two quarters participation with one of the following organizations
• Crown Student Senate
• Social Fiction Conference Committee
• Campus-wide Advisory Committees (SCOC)
• Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC)
• Student Organizations, Advising and Resources (SOAR)
• Student Union Assembly (SUA)
• African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)
• American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)
• Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC)
• Chicano Latino Resource Center (CLRC)
• Women's Center
• Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center
• Engaging Education (e2)
• Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP)
• Wilderness Orientation Assistant Instructor (OPERS)
• Education Abroad Program (EAP)
• Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP)
• Global Information Internship Program (GIIP)
• Communities Studies Internship
• Health Sciences Internship
• Psychology Field-Study Program
• Environmental Studies Field and Internship Program
• Economics Field-Study Program
• UCDC Program at the UC Washington Center
• University of California Center in Sacramento

-AND-

Attendance at three or more events* such as
• Social Fiction Conference (Crown College)
• Present a workshop at the Social Fiction Conference (Crown College)
• Multicultural Career Conference (MCC)
• Practical Activism Conference (College Nine & College Ten)
• Pride (Kresge College)
• Rainbow Theatre
• UCSC Police or Santa Cruz City Police "Ride Along Program"
• Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation
• Take Back the Night
*For each of these events, please attach documentation of your attendance (e.g. ticket, program or picture of yourself at the event) and a few paragraphs sharing your perspective about how the event 1) allows students to engage in a community and 2) effect change through direct leadership involvement in an organization.
Other events can be petitioned to fulfill this requirement but they must be relevant to the above purpose of component #3.


Junior transfer completion requirements:
Junior transfer students must fulfill Component 1, successfully complete Crown 28 (Component 2) and participate in one of the organizations listed first in Component 3.