Student Engagement & Leadership Development (SELD) at Belmont University exists to support and promote campus engagement through leadership development, campus traditions and programming, and organizational activity in order to ensure a vibrant and engaging campus community that enhances the student cocurricular experience. Through a learning-lab environment, SELD develops students while they lead, serve and develop key relationships with other Belmont students, faculty, staff and administration. SELD is also responsible for housing and enforcing all campus policies and procedures regarding student organizations.
Forge the Relationships (Student Organizations)
SELD affirms the choice of Belmont students to engage in the campus community by choosing to get involved in opportunities outside the classroom and student organizations provide an important avenue to engage in the co-curricular experience as well as providing unique opportunities where they are able to exercise their passion and their strengths with other students that share in a common interest.
Learn the Lessons (Leadership Development)
SELD provides broad oversight of leadership development programs for the Division of Student Affairs. Student Engagement & Leadership Development believes that when students engage in leadership roles and experiences outside of the classroom, they are able to develop a greater self-knowledge of their talents and strengths as well as improve their leadership competence. Student leaders are provided with opportunities characterized by real power and responsibility, genuine opportunity and choice. Leadership roles are designed not only to influence and shape the life of the campus community, but to reveal and refine the character of those who serve in them, thus providing opportunities to learn difficult and challenging life lessons in a safe and productive learning lab environment.
Make the Memories (Traditions & Campus Programming)
Campus traditions and general campus programming play an important role in supporting campus engagement and ensuring a vibrant campus community. SELD works to ensure that all students are aware and involved in campus traditions such as Homecoming, Fall Follies, First on the Floor, Greek Week, Life Beyond the Tower, etc. Belmont traditions become a part of a student’s overall Bruin experience thus providing them with life-long memories that while initially influenced their time on campus, ultimately provide cherished life-long memories. Additionally, SELD provides substantial campus-wide activities and programming that help build community and creates opportunities for students to connect to one another as well as the overall campus community.