What is the Medallion Program?
The Medallion Program provides workshops, interactive activities, and personal reflection to assist you in developing leadership capabilities. It is intended to help you develop personal capabilities that also extend to the University of Rochester community.
How do I participate?
You should fill out the Enrollment Form and begin attending workshops. The full requirements for the program along with registration instructions can be found on the Medallion Program website.
How do I view my progress?
After you enroll, you will be added as a member of the Medallion Program on Campus Community Connections (CCC). Once you are added as a member of the Medallion Program CCC group, you will then have access to the Medallion Program Track, which is located under "My Tracks/Checklists" on the left hand menu bar of the home page. This will allow you to view programs and workshops that are available under each item and states clearly what your next steps will be.
What do I include in my workshop reflection and where should they be submitted?
After you have attended a workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your reflection. Please use the questions below to guide your reflection (500-600 word minimum): A. Thoroughly write about the most valuable aspect(s) about this workshop in regards to your leadership development. B. How can you take what you learned and apply it to your own life? C. What would your next steps be?
What do the levels mean?
Each level of the program corresponds to different aspects of leadership. Level one focuses on your own development as a leader. Level two focuses on leadership in practice and is targeted towards you who are active is recognized student organizations. Level three focuses on the impact your leadership has on others and provides an opportunity to develop new leadership resources.
Can I complete two levels at the same time?
Yes! Levels 1 and 2 can be completed simultaneously, however, you must have completed Level 1 and level 2 prior to starting Level 3.
Can I get Medallion credit through a class or other program?
It is possible. Those who complete certain classes or programs can count those towards a whole level of the program. Please see the level one and level three pages on the RCCL website for a listing of classes and programs that can be used to cover levels one and three. You can also reach out to Medallion@rochester.edu if you would like us to consider substituting a course or program that you have participated in.
Where did the levels, domains and program structure come from?
The six domains were developed from the CAS Standards, which indicate nationally-recognized leadership criteria that you should be able to demonstrate. The levels came from the Social Change Model which explicitly promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service, providing a powerful vehicle for developing student leadership capabilities in a collaborative environment. The workshops within the program structure reflect the University├óÔé¼Ôäós Vision & Value and the Student Association├óÔé¼Ôäós Ten Principles of Student Organizations.
What are the domains?
You can read more about each domain on our Medallion CCC webpage.
How do I know a workshop is Medallion eligible?
All eligible workshops will mention the Medallion Program and have the Medallion logo in its advertisements. You can also consult the Medallion Program CCC page for current workshops or for a full list of all eligible workshops (coming soon!). If you have a workshop, event, or class that you would like to be Medallion eligible please fill out this form.
How can my student organization request a Medallion Workshop to be presented at our organization?
Please fill out the request a workshop form. We look forward to working with you!
Why should our organization request a workshop?
Medallion workshops can be a great opportunity to engage your members in leadership development experiences, strengthen the effectiveness of your team or fulfill required trainings for fraternity and sorority groups.
What is the Medallion Leadership Society?
The Medallion Leadership Society is an undergraduate group of students that has completed all three levels of the Medallion Program. Members lead Medallion workshops and encourage students to become engaged members of the campus and surrounding communities. Members in the Society will participate in committees, have opportunities to meet with deans, and plan leadership programs for the Office of the Dean of Students.
What do I gain from participating in the Medallion Program?
Level one: You develop skills to be more successful at the University of Rochester, enhance skills you already have, learn to be an advocate for the Communal Principles and increase your capacity to be a leader.
├óÔé¼┬ó Level one pin
├óÔé¼┬ó Invitation to Medallion Reception
Level two: You gain a deeper, more complex understanding of leadership and collaboration with others. You will increase your skills in conflict resolution and group dynamics.
├óÔé¼┬ó Level two pin
├óÔé¼┬ó Invitation to Medallion Reception
Level three: You will have the opportunity to impact the larger student life community.
├óÔé¼┬ó Receive a level three pin
├óÔé¼┬ó Have the ability to join the Medallion Leadership Society
├óÔé¼┬ó Attend recognition receptions
├óÔé¼┬ó Be invited to attend the Medallion Program Reception