​​​​​​​Student leadership d​evelopment can help you ​gain important skills and knowledge. You can learn to be an empowered and socially responsible leader through:

  • Team leadership and membership
  • Social and cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity
  • Interpersonal communication and relationship building

We believe everyone has the potential to be a leader. Begin your leadership journey today!​

Student Leadership Institute (SLI)

Leadership skills and life skills go hand in hand. Some of these things are learned in classrooms, but many are not. To be an effective leader, you need to develop the ability to:

  • Effectively communicate
  • Take initiative
  • Plan, organize​ and make decisions and judgments
  • Be objective and flexible
  • Be perceptive and empathetic
  • Have a spirit of collaboration

Our Student Leadership Institute gives you the chance to develop these skills not only to prepare for work but also to grow into a well-rounded person. We enhance your knowledge of leadership through the humanities, hands-on activities, dynamic speakers, conferences and retreats.

If you have a 2.0 minimum GPA and are in good conduct standing, you are welcome to join the Student Leadership Institute.

Contact any Dallas College Student Life Office to join or to get more information:


Cedar Valley

Come by and pick up an application.

  • Phone: 972-860-8233
  • Fax: 972-682-7164
  • Location: Room D-104


El Centro – iLEAD Student Leadership Academy

  • Lead
  • Empower
  • Advance
  • Develop

iLEADers attend workshops, participate in community service projects and become involved with organizations on campus. iLEADers who complete the program receive a certificate, a letter of recommendation from the campus p​resident and other great benefits. iLEADers are the students who will be the first to hear of event, internship and scholarship opportunities.

For more information, please email Demetrius Bomer at d.bomer@dcccd.edu​ or the Office of Student Life at 214-860-2151

If you are interested in joining iLEAD, please complete the application below and submit to the Office of Student Life, B270 on the second floor. 

Mountain View​

North Lake

  • Phone: 972-827-7404
  • Location: H201

Questions? Email the Student Leadership Institute coordinators:

Drena Settles
Special Events and Programs Manager

Andreshia Kelley
Student Programs Coordinator


  • Phone: 972-238-6130
  • Fax: 972-238-6352
  • Location: El Paso Hall, E-040