Leadership Program

This is an archived copy of the 2014-15 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.norwich.edu/.

Office of Leadership and Student Experience

Tracey Poirier ‘96, Assistant Vice President


The Office of Leadership and Student Experience supports the intellectual, personal, and leadership development of all students. The Office offers skill development opportunities to enhance academic success that prepares students for leadership roles in a diverse, dynamic, and global society. The Office of Leadership and Student Experience remains committed to promoting and practicing the Norwich University guiding values; infusing these ideals into our programs and relationships with students.

Leader Lab @ Norwich

To continue the Norwich tradition of producing the best leaders in the nation, students participate in a leader development program, whether Corp or Civilian, for at least four semesters. Many students have been leaders in their community, high school, church, or in organizations such as scouting or JROTC.  At Norwich students will have four years to continue to engage in challenging leadership opportunities.

The Norwich University leader development experience, or Leader Lab @ Norwich, engages freshmen and sophomores in leadership skills training and activities resulting in completion of the basic leadership curriculum.  In junior and senior years, the leadership focus is more advanced with complex leadership opportunities that may result in Leadership Certification. Students may be the captain of the football team, a company commander, or a student on a complex research team such as the Solar Decathlon team.  Leadership experiences will be varied and rich, preparing students to be recognized as proven, inspired leaders.