The department serves students from a diverse background residing in Metropolitan Detroit and beyond. The mission of the department is to assist in the intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth and development of the adult learner in pursuit of a formal education at Marygrove College. The department endeavors to continually focus on reaching and growing in excellence. The learning environment of the Women’s Leadership Institute, student development workshops, classroom teaching, and counseling provides a professional and personalized setting that is created with the unique needs of each student served in mind.
Women's Leadership Institute
The Women’s Leadership Institute at Marygrove College consists of a series of curricular and co-curricular activities designed to build twenty-first century leadership skills in women. Completion of the Institute culminates in a Leadership Certificate. To be considered for one of the 15 openings each year, the participant must be recommended to the Institute by a faculty or staff member as one who has displayed leadership potential and who could benefit from the development of their leadership skills. At that point, the student is contacted by the director of the Institute and begins the selection process.
From September through April, on campus, biweekly seminar experiences include:
- Defining leadership
- Essence and skills of leadership
- Self-presentation skills
- Dressing for success
- Intra and interpersonal skills
- Spiritual aspects of leadership
- Working with emotional intelligence
- Dining etiquette
- Presentations by mentors on various aspects of leadership
In addition to the seminars noted above, each student is be paired with a female leader in the community. Together, the student and mentor outline a series of career related experiences that will benefit the student. To the degree feasible we would like the student to understand a typical day in a leader’s professional life. The day might include a business lunch, observation of a meeting, an evening at the theater, a day of job shadowing, completion of a project and/or other educational experiences for the student that the mentor would like to provide. The mentors are asked to have contact with the mentee at least once a month between October and April.
These free services are available to day and evening students.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:
Dr. Carolyn A. Roberts Director, Counseling, Student Development, and The Women’s Leadership Institute
Student Center, Rm 232
Student Ambassador Program
Marygrove Student Ambassadors are recruited and selected by the admission's department in collaboration with the Student Affairs department. Ambassadors are comprised of students who have proven themselves scholastically, exhibited leadership and strong communication skills, and who will represent the College well in the community. Marygrove Ambassadors will serve at a variety of educational, cultural, and recruitment activities both on campus and in the metropolitan Detroit area. These students are recommended by the faculty, administration and staff at the College and are selected by the Marygrove Ambassadors Selection Committee