What is Citizenship & Why is it called the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society?
The Oxford English Dictionary states citizenship is “the position or status of being a new citizen, with its rights and privileges".
Membership into the society is earned through past academic achievement and citizenship contributions and requires a continued commitment to personal academic success and community involvement while at Brock University.
Who are the members of the society?
The society is made up of a very special group of entering students who were awarded upon application, the Brock Leaders Award. These entering students who have an 80% average or higher and have demonstrated excellence in fine arts, writing, debating, science, extracurricular activities and /or significant citizenship contributions to their community.
By receiving the Brock Leaders Award the students become members of the prestigious Brock Leadership Citizenship Society. To maintain membership in the society, annual ‘milestones’ and a minimum academic average must be met.
Where do the members of the society derive?
Though members of the society come from all walks of life and geographical locations they share the same exceptional attributes as scholars and citizens of their community.
How is membership in the society maintained?
Societal membership is based on meeting a set of ‘milestones’ each year, with the ultimate ‘milestone’ being a student receiving a degree from Brock University.
Some ‘milestones’ are personal, some ‘milestones’ are professional and some milestones are based on the core values of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society.
What is the role of the University in the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society?
The role of the University is to foster and support exceptional members in achieving extraordinary things while at the University. To achieve this role the University will provide development and opportunities for members to excel as campus leaders and citizens of their communities.
What is the role of the society within the University?
The role of the society is to connect campus leaders with each other to further both their personal development as well as their involvement in the community. To achieve this role the society will be charged with creating an environment for networking, fostering ideas and sharing projects aimed at bettering the University and the community as a whole.