Student Leadership & Engagement
The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program is the flagship leadership development program dedicated to educating, equipping, and empowering undergraduate women. WILD provides women with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective and engaged citizenship in their local and global communities. Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles on and off campus to enhance their ability to lead in all aspects of their life. WILD women are often exposed to issues of leadership and prominent women leaders who have already established their roles as leaders within their communities and organizations, locally, nationally, and globally. WILD students are nominated by faculty, administrators, and staff members who believe nominees have leadership potential. Applicants can also self-nominate.
The Mercy Collegiate Society engages college students in the charism and work of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, organization sponsoring GCU. The group is based on four pillars: social networking, service to the local and global community, the deepening of the spiritual dimension of the person, and engaging in servant leadership. It is designed to be a four-year program; however, students may petition for membership at any time during their career at GCU and complete as many phases as possible. Graduates of the program are eligible to join the MCS Alumni Association.