Honor Oath I Pledge... to be honest, And have the courage to hold Myself accountable for My actions; And in that spirit, I promise never to betray My integrity, My character and the trust of The college community. “Men are like stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.” José Julián Martí Pérez Eugenio María de Hostos (1839 to 1903) embodied the qualities of a leader: He was a great patriot, an educator, a reformer, a public advocate, and a staunch supporter of women’s rights and the abolition of slavery and oppression throughout the world. Student Leadership Academy members and alumni truly embody the spirit of Hostos Community College’s namesake. Academy members come from every continent. They develop advanced leadership abilities while honing their individual and collective talents, broadening their world views, and learning to devote their heads, hands and hearts to acts of voluntary service in their local, regional and world communities. The Leadership Academy creates and coordinates college-wide academic and co-curricular activities that prepare students to be effective global citizens who are engaged in transforming their communities through scholarship, work and volunteer service. Taking into account the diverse backgrounds of Hostos students, the Leadership Academy offers multiple access points. Students may have a formal relationship with the Academy by enrolling in one of its five programs: the Student Ambassador Program, the Students Orientation Services (SOS) Team Program, the Emerging Leaders Program, the Hostos Athletic Leaders Organization (HALO), or the Volunteer Corps. They may also choose a less formal relationship with the Academy by participating in programs offered to the entire Hostos student body. The Leadership Academy works in coordination with the Global Scholars Program, the Honors Program, the Student Government Association, the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and other campus groups, clubs and organizations, as well as within the academic disciplines, to develop leadership initiatives and host workshops and training sessions to promote leadership techniques and ideals in the larger Hostos community. The Hostos Leadership Academy also works in coordination with the CUNY Leadership Academy to routinely enhance and develop programming and activities for students throughout the CUNY system, or on other CUNY campuses. Click the links below for descriptions of the five Student Leadership Academy Programs: Hostos Student Ambassador Program Student Orientation Services Team Emerging Leaders Program Hostos Community College Volunteer Corps Hostos Athletic Leaders Organization (HALO) The CUNY Star The tools utilized to achieve the goals and objectives of the Academy are: Self-Assessment and Reflection Skill Building Problem Solving Mentoring Community Involvement/Service Public Policy Intercultural Issues Service Learning and Servant Leadership Cultural Activities Student Leadership of Programs Targeted Training and Development Student Recognition Scholarship Development Transcript and Portfolio Development Capstone Experiences Additional input and feedback was provided by the 2008-09 CUNY Leadership Academy Fellows. Work continues on assessment and curricular modules. The Model was unanimously endorsed by the CUNY Leadership Development Council (LDC) on March 20, 2009.