Residence Halls Info
Do you see yourself as a leader? Have you aspired to be one? Would you like to start your first year at college in an active environment where you can meet new friends and build connections on campus? If so, the WALK might be for you.
The Wildcat Academy of Leadership and Knowledge is a living learning experiential program that helps you become an emerging leader of tomorrow, meet some great friends, and supports you through your first year of college. WALK students participate in a wide variety of leadership activities that will develop their leadership skills and learn more about themselves as well as the world around them.
Whether you’ve been active in sports, student government, the arts, etc. or have always wanted to get involved, the WALK is a great way to start your college career, learn more about yourself, and meet new friends on your WALK to success!
Benefits of the program
Being part of the WALK provides tons of lifetime benefits for students.
|Potential of establishing lifelong FRIENDSHIPS with people who are in the WALK with you.|
|LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU! and discover unique aspects about your identity.|
|Learn more about the community around you and what it means to be a global-sensitive citizen.|
|ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS so that you can stand out in tomorrow’s society.|
|LIVE IN A SPACIOUS HALL ENVIRONMENT in Neihardt Hall, one of our recently renovated facilities, with other WALK students!|
|Receive a certificate, pin, and cords for you to wear when you graduate from WSC!|
There are lots of majors out there and we want to make sure everyone who is interested can participate regardless of your focus. Our class requirements correspond with General Education requirements so you are not taking more courses than needed.
WALK students gather once a week with the WALK Coordinator to participate in hands-on leadership activities as well as reflect on their growth and development as leaders. These weekly seminars are approximately 1.5 hours, leaving time for your other studies.
We believe being a leader means being engaged with your community. As a result, WALK students will participate in community service throughout the year.
How do I apply?
The WALK application is available for download below. Also, when you complete your housing application, make sure you select that you’re interested in receiving more information on WALK.
Applications will be due by May 1. Demand will be high, so apply early!
Mission of WALK
The WALK Leadership Community under the direction of the Office of Residence Life at Wayne State College seeks to complement classroom learning through a residential community environment by promoting student involvement, civic leadership, ambition for self discovery, and a thirst for lifelong learning. This program features a holistic leadership approach that embraces integrity, individuality and societal stewardship. Through this approach, the program aspires to develop principle-centered student leaders that will have a stronger grasp of their identity, purpose, and the world around them and will contribute to the success and growth of our global society.