Gwynedd Mercy University prepares you for today's market both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to developing graduates who are not only effective leaders, but are compassionate toward those in need and are compelled to serve the global community.
Griffin Student Leadership Institute
"Leader is a word that embraces numerous qualities. GSLI helped me to identify and strengthen the leadership qualities I possess. All of us have opportunities to fill a leadership role at some point, if not each day, of our lives.” – Megan Gifford ‘16
The Griffin Student Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a comprehensive program for students who are looking to craft their leadership skills. Whether you're an incoming freshman who would like to start developing a foundation in leadership or a senior who wants to partner with a professional mentor, GSLI has the resources for you.
GSLI offers three levels of leadership certification:
Each year, GSLI holds a campus-wide leadership conference where the entire GMercyU community is invited to take part. Past presenters have included Pamela Rainey Lawler, founder of Philabundance and Dr. Tom Segar, Vice President for Student Affairs at Shepherd University.
Directed to both current and incoming students, the Emerging Leaders Certification provides a foundation in leadership and the skills necessary to apply leadership in a socially conscious college environment. Interested? The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017. Apply today!
Already involved in a club or organization on campus? This program will help you effectively organize your group for it to be successful and sustainable. You can get your certification in just 15 hours of leadership training. Invite a club member to go through training with you and receive budget dollars for your club! Apply today!
The Exceptional Leaders Certification is designed for students with extensive leadership skills or who have taken part in one of the two prior certifications. This program brings your college leadership experience into the context of your career and society as a whole. You will explore leadership issues connected to both service and social responsibility as well as learn how to apply your skills and knowledge as it relates both personally and professionally.
Griffin Leadership Journal
Read about the experiences of student leaders and their mentors in the Griffin Leadership Journal.
2018 GSLI Griffin Student Leadership Conference
Gwynedd Mercy University and the Griffin Student Leadership Institute is proud to present the 5th annual Leadership Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Waldron Center Griffinaerie. If you're interested in attending, don't forget to register!