The Lewis J. Burger Center for Leadership and Service

Draft Version
This is a DRAFT catalog for review and advising purposes. Items in this catalog draft are subject to change until the catalog for 2019-2020 academic year will be officially published on August 1, 2019. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally by the institution while the catalog is in draft mode.

The Burger Center represents the University’s commitment to educate and prepare our students for civic responsibility to become committed leaders for the 21st century. By involving our students in a myriad of service activities and leadership seminars, the Center benefits not only Bradley students, but the Central Illinois Community and our society. The Center promotes service and leadership among the Bradley student body. It provides opportunities for students to be involved in community service and leadership activities and promotes the incorporation of a service component into the curriculum where appropriate.

The Center has three main services:

  1. Volunteer Services: The Center provides students with resources and programs that make volunteering accessible, including volunteer placement, Service on Saturday events
  1. Leadership Development Programs: Through the Braves Lead certificate program, LINCS Leadership Trainings, and a variety of leadership-based campus organizations, the Center provides students with a multitude of ways to develop their skills and increase their effectiveness as a leader; and Student Leadership
  1. Service Fellows Program: This scholarship-based program accepts 15 incoming freshmen students annually and strives to instill lifelong leadership skills and civic responsibility in its members through a comprehensive four-year experience.

The Lewis J. Burger Center is home to student organizations including Fellows, SERVE, LINCS and facilitates programs such as Service on Saturday, volunteer.bradley.edu, philanthropy drives, and Braves Lead certificate program. In addition, the Center provides information on a wide range of peer advising, service-learning initiatives and leadership opportunities throughout the United States.