Top of PageSkip to main content

Razor's Edge Leadership Scholars Program

Program Creed and Values

Razor’s Edge Leadership Scholars Program was developed not only focused on curricular and co-curricular leadership, but also with values in mind. The program utilizes the following Creed as general expectations for the program: 

TO LEARN
I will honor my instructors
I will engage in the curriculum
I will make learning to lead my quest 

TO LEAD
I will make an impact
I will be dedicated to the success of others
I will change NSU for the better by my leadership

TO ACHIEVE
I will contribute more than I collect
I will serve by leading and lead by serving
I will do and be my best every day and all the time


The program also focuses on the following seven values. The values were developed and selected by the Alpha class (the first class of the Razor’s Edge Leadership Scholars Program) during their first year within the program. The values are:

  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Inspiration
  • Honor
  • Innovation
  • Dedication
  • Enthusiasm

We have also translated the core tenants into the expectations and experience within the program: 

To Learn

Razor's Edge Leadership Scholars participants will gain a minor in Experiential Leadership upon successful completion of the program. This involves 16 curricular credits earned through a combination of one-credit and three-credit classes, during a four-year period.

To Lead

Razor's Edge Leadership Scholars participants will immerse themselves in the co-curricular components of the program by living on campus and taking on programmatic, student organization and, campus leadership roles. Students participate in a variety of programmatic experiences developed just for their Razor’s Edge Leadership Scholars Experience.

To Achieve

Razor's Edge Leadership Scholars participants are expected to be agents of change:

  • Leading campus organizations
  • Working with senior campus leaders and administrators
  • Participating in significant service projects
  • Acting as mentors to younger students
  • Facilitating leadership workshops
Return to top of page