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The Institute for Leadership and Service

The Institute's Mission

University of Detroit Mercy's Institute for Leadership and Service provides opportunities for all members of the UDM community to engage in social change for the common good. The Institute upholds the ideals of our founders who believe in the promotion of justice and compassionate service to those in need as we are transforming lives to lead and serve.

The Institute is Celebrating our

20th Anniversary

Click here for our Anniversary Newsletter

Colleen w-LDI students 

Colleen Kaminski (first Director of the Institute) 

with some early participants in Institute programs

UDM highlights leadership in our education of the student, service learning, and in student life. Student leaders help us continue the work of Catherine McAuley and Ignatius of Loyola in compassionate care of the poor and marginalized by seeing, feeling, helping, and fostering lasting change.
There are a number of ways you can learn and experience leadership at UDM. You'll be helping yourself and your community in the context of our mission, vision and religious sponsors.

Academic Programs

Emerging Leaders Program

Events and Activities

Ford Community Corps Partnerships

Leadership Minor

Service-Learning Information

Service Information for Student Organizations