Leadership is calling. Those who answer, aspire to lead through deep-rooted convictions to service and the common good.  Guided by our core Franciscan values of collegiality, contemplation, humility, peacemaking, and service, Alvernia University cultivates ethical leaders with moral courage to do well and do good.


Alvernia offers world class leadership and ethics programs enhanced by community engagement and service opportunities.  It’s a combination that deepens the theoretical knowledge imparted in the classroom through practical real-world applications – all while making an immediate impact on the community.   


Our approach to leadership is multi-disciplinary.  Our programs focus on more than just basic skill building.  We take a broader view that teaches students to understand and value context, constraints, and relationships in the world around us. 


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PhD in Leadership
Contribute to the knowledge of leadership and function as an agent of change.
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Master of Arts in Leadership
Learn to make tough decisions in an uncertain world.
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Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Start your journey with advanced certificate in leadership.
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Opportunities for Leadership
Gain real-world leadership experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree.
Alternative Break students
Develop and implement your own personal leadership plan.
O'Pake Science Center
O'Pake Institute for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
Support and promote ethical leadership and public service.
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Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Learn immediately actionable tactics in a thought-provoking setting.
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Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu
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Student Profile
Cultivating Leadership Skills
Abby Wells Fulbright Scholar Alvernia University
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Alvernia Student Named Fulbright Scholar