Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service
The Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service represents the University’s commitment to educate and prepare students for civic responsibility and become committed leaders for the 21st century. The Center consists of three major interdependent components that concentrate on leadership development and community involvement. By involving students in a myriad of service activities and leadership seminars, the Center will benefit Bradley students, central Illinois, and society at large.
The Center also administers the Student Leadership and Public Service Fellows Program. Each year Bradley will designate a maximum of 15 freshmen as Student Leadership and Public Service Fellows, selected on a competitive proposal basis. Each Fellow will receive a $1,000 scholarship renewable over four years and, in addition to the normal course of studies, agrees to complete specified activities over eight semesters to prepare the Fellow for a leadership role in their career and community.
The Center provides opportunities for students to be involved in community service and leadership activities while incorporating a service component into the curriculum where appropriate. The Center is also affiliated with the Washington Center in our nation’s capital, which provides additional leadership opportunities for students.