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COVID-19 – Fall 2020 | Our office will have regular operating hours for the Fall 2020 semester. To schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the OTL staff, please call 401.865.1085 or email Meetings will be held via telephone or Zoom. We unfortunately are not able to accommodate walk-in meetings.

The Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership helps student leaders build and refine skills that promote the growth and well-being of individuals and communities.

In addition to the programs highlighted below, the Center periodically hosts lectures and conferences and leads campus recruitment efforts for the annual College Leadership Rhode Island program.  Additionally, in collaboration with the Center for Career Education & Professional Development, each year the Center hosts the “CliftonStrengths for Students” programming for new students, related to Gallup’s CliftonStrengths® assessment.

Leadership Fellows Program

Providence College’s Leadership Fellows Program assists students in becoming authentic, effective, and ethical leaders. Through a three-semester cohort-based model, sophomore, junior, and senior participants have the opportunity to connect regularly with peers, faculty and staff. The program’s structure is composed of general meetings, the annual Rhode Island Conference on Values-Based Leadership, and an on-campus winter retreat, each of which includes activities facilitated by community, business, and non-profit leaders.

Visit the Leadership Fellows web page to learn more and register for the program.

Transformations Leadership Retreat

For sophomores, we offer the fall Transformations Leadership Retreat – a program designed to help emerging leaders get further involved on campus, and foster development of their talents and skills. This annual event is hosted by a team of staff and upperclass students affiliated with the Leadership Fellows Program, and features workshops and team-building challenges, as well as downtime to connect with peers in a comfortable off-campus setting. A “Challenge by Choice” philosophy is utilized to encourage development at one’s own pace.

Visit the Transformations registration page to learn more and sign-up.

Dirigo Leadership Honor Society

The Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership is proud to sponsor Dirigo, an honor society for students who have excelled as leaders throughout their college tenure. Students apply as members and participate in related leadership and professional development programming during their senior year. Students who complete the workshop series and accompanying portfolio, and maintain the required academic GPA and leadership involvement on campus, will be inducted into the honor society each spring, and recognized during Commencement weekend.

Visit the Dirigo page to learn more.

Student Leader of the Month

Each month, the Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership honors one deserving student leader, selected from a nominated pool of undergraduates who are involved both in and outside of the classroom.

Visit the Student Leader of the Month web page to see this month’s student leader and learn more about submitting a nomination.