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You are being invited to participate in a post-service Leadership Day survey. Answers you w[provide today help to improve future service and allow you to have a voice in the activities you participated in. Completion of this survey is required, but you may choose to provide your consent.Throughout The Citadel's school year, students of varying levels will engage in different service learning and community engagement (SLCE) opportunities. All students will have picked or will be assigned to a variety of service and training opportunities.The Purpose of this service is to measure the impact of Leadership Day on your leadership and service experience.


Consent to Participate in Research

Throughout The Citadel's school year, students of varying levels will engage in different service learning and community engagement (SLCE) opportunities. All students will have picked or will be assigned to a variety of service and training opportunities. Dr. Conway Saylor ( and her students and colleagues are conducting a brief survey research study to examine college students’ perceptions of service learning and leadership upon completion of SLEC. Completion of today’s surveys will take 5-10 minutes. All students will be asked to complete the forms as part of their preparation and reflection around Leadership Day, but providing your CWID so that your surveys today can be matched to your evaluation surveys for future service including Leadership Day is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate in the research component of this survey process, please include your CWID on today’s survey form. We will keep it only long enough to combine it with your surveys at the end of service experiences including Leadership Day. In either case, DO NOT put your name on any of these forms. In this way your identity is protected. There are no known risks to participate in this study. However, please feel free to ask questions or address any concerns to Dr. Saylor at There can be no penalty if you decline to participate (i.e. decline to provide CWID), and you can discontinue participation at any time. In concrete terms, you can elect to not include your CWID on your evaluation forms in the future if you ever decide you do not want today’s survey tied to your evaluation of your leadership day or other service experience. By providing your electronic signature and CWID, I agree to participate in this research about heroism, volunteering, and service learning. I understand that group findings from this survey may be disseminated at conferences or in a campus, local, state, regional, or national publications, but that there will be no way for anyone to identify me personally as a participant.


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Did you conduct your Leadership Day reflection before completing this survey?
Please check all that apply about your role as a team leader in today’s service:

What are three words or phrases you would use to describe the impact of this service on the community?
What are three words or phrases you would use to describe the impact of this service on you?

Quality of Service

For the following questions, please record and rate your primary service site. Check one option in each row to reflect your experience of preparing and completing your service learning activity.

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree

I learned about the population I would be serving before I did service.

I looked forward to doing this service activity.

I met the people I was serving.

I worked in a culture different from my own and/or worked with people who are different from me.

I had fun while doing service.

I learned something by doing this service.

This helped me develop as a leader.

Based on this service learning experience, I would like to do more volunteer service of some kind in the future.

This changed one or more of my perceptions or beliefs.

This was a worthwhile use of my time.


Below are five statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the scale below, indicate with each item by checking the corresponding box. Please be open and honest.

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeSlightly DisagreeNiether Agree nor DisagreeSlightly AgreeAgreeStrongly Agree

In most ways, my life is close to ideal.

The conditions of my life are excellent.

I am satisfied with life.

So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life.

If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing.


For each of the items below, please rate your confidence using the 1 – 10 scale: 1 = Quite Uncertain, 10 = Certain.

1 - Quite Uncertain2345678910 - Certain

If I choose to participate in community service in the future, I will be able to make a meaningful contribution.

In the future, I will be able to find community service opportunities which are relevant to my interests and abilities.

I am confident that, through community service, I can help in promoting social justice.

I am confident that, through community service, I can make a difference in my community.

I am confident that I can help individuals in need by participating in community service activities.

I am confident that, in future community service activities, I will be able to interact with relevant professionals in ways that are meaningful and effective.

I am confident that, through community service, I can help in promoting equal opportunity for citizens.

Through community service, I can apply my knowledge in ways that solve “real-life” problems.

By participating in community service, I can help people to help themselves.

I am confident that I will participate in community service activities in the future.


Please put a check in the box that best describes your experience with today’s community service.

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeSomewhat DisagreeSomewhat AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeNo Oppurtunity to Observe

I improved my verbal communication skills due to my service.

I strengthened my work ethic due to my service.

I improved my skills in teamwork due to my service.

I improved my analytic skills due to my service.

I took initiative during my service.

I grew more tolerant of those whose race, gender, or beliefs are different than my own due to my service.

My service has improved my ability to connect with others.

My team leader empowered others for action and decision-making.

My team leader held team members accountable for results.

My team leader put team members first.

My team leader kept a balanced views of one’s own importance.

My team leader stayed authentic to his/her real self.

My team leader acted and spoke with courage.

My team leader created trust that allowed others to make and learn from mistakes.

My team leader actively worked to develop people and resources.


Please check one option in each row to reflect your college experience.

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree

I enjoy having discussions with people whose ideas and values are different from my own.

The real value of a college education lies in being introduced to different values.

I enjoy talking with people who have values different from mine because it helps me understand myself and my values better.

Learning about people from different cultures is a very important part of my college education.

I enjoy taking courses that challenge my beliefs and values.

The courses I enjoy the most are those that make me think about things from a different perspective.

Contact with individuals whose background (e.g., race, national origin, sexual orientation) is different from my own is an essential part of my college education.

I enjoy courses that are intellectually challenging.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding your social identity? Please select one option for each question.

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeither agree nor disagreeAgreeStrongly Agree

My social Identities do not define me.

My community values my contributions and opinions.

I do not worry that failures may be attributed to my race or gender

Leaders in my organization look like me.

The people I work with look like me.

My gender identity is not a factor when others evaluate me.

I know that my religious identity will be represented in the community.

I have the power to change my situation.