Welcome Class of 2021!
We are currently updating details for the incoming Class of 2021. Please check back frequently for new information.
Leadership House is a shared-interest residential community that will allow approximately 40 first-year students the opportunity to explore leadership through fun, hands-on activities and interactive workshops. Students participating in Leadership House will become more aware of the complexities of leadership and how they apply to life at Rensselaer and beyond; all while developing close friends as they reside in a supportive community on a floor within Bray Hall.
Leadership House is designed to be a full year experience during which time students will have the opportunity to examine leadership through a variety of topics including:
- Goal Setting
- Leadership Styles & Characteristics
- Teambuilding & Team Dynamics
- Conflict Management
- Values Clarification & the Appreciation of Differences
- Decision Making
Throughout the course of the year Leadership House participants will:
- Examine leadership theories, their applicability, and their implications.
- Identify essential elements of effective leadership in practice.
- Analyze personal values and link them to goals and vision.
- Articulate their own understanding of the purposes, processes, and practices, of leadership.
- Develop a personal leadership philosophy.
In addition to residential programming, Leadership House students will participate in bi-weekly Tuesday workshops
to explore specific leadership topics.
The Archer Center for Student Leadership Development holds the philosophy that leadership qualities can be learned,
developed, and exhibited in a wide variety of ways. Because of this, we encourage all interested first-year
students to apply regardless of previous leadership experience – especially those students who are committed to
learning, personal development, and having fun!
Please note that due to occupancy constraints only a limited number of students will be able to reside in the
Leadership House. Students who wish to participate in Leadership House will be required to live on the same floor
in Bray Hall and will be assigned to the floor based on housing and occupancy considerations.
If you have additional questions, please email the Leadership House Coordinator, Graham Knowles
Office of the First-Year Experience
Residential Education at Rensselaer