• Group of USU Board of Directors members interacting in a meeting

Leadership Development

The governing Board of Directors of the University Student Union includes 10 student representatives — the majority of the 17-member Board. To prepare student representatives for the work of reviewing, evaluating and establishing policy for the nonprofit corporation, these representatives take part in a yearlong Leadership Development Program that includes workshops, a Summer retreat and mentoring from committee executive secretaries and professional staff.

Each Spring, student representatives and committee members complete the annual Goal Setting/Decision-Making Survey to assess their retention of key concepts.


S.M.A.R.T. Goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely.: 86%

An attainable goal is a goal that a team is both willing and able to do.: 86%

The step that is not among the four (4) decision-making steps (Answer: Try alternatives).: 86%

The final step of the decision-making process is…evaluating the results.: 43%