Gates Center Office
Gates Center staff will be operating in person during the spring semester. Our staff will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The Gates Center can assist with questions about student organizations, leadership programs, planning events, and more. Schedule a meeting with Aldo, Jen, or Claire!
Thanks to a generous gift from John and Christine Gates and their family, the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth advances key learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom that enhance the liberal arts education at Lake Forest College.
The driving principle for the Center is the belief that everyone has leadership qualities and should be given a chance to develop them. Prominent research over the past several decades has shown that exposure to specific situations brings out “hidden” leadership qualities that students might not even know they possess. It is also the belief of the Gates Center that leadership training contributes additional dimensions to the education of every Lake Forest College student.
We help students experience “the personal growth that accompanies the quest for excellence” in all aspects of life, as affirmed in the College’s Mission Statement. These personal growth programs will expose students to valuable skill-sets and Gates Center principles that will help them not only at Lake Forest College, but also in their lives beyond college.
- Virtual Engagement
- Intercultural Relations
- Health and Wellness
- Residence Life
- Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth
- Activities and Clubs
- Mohr Student Center
- Recreation, Fitness & Wellbeing
Stuart Commons, Office 104
The Gates Center is available to help! Drop in to the office or schedule a meeting with Aldo, Jen, or Claire!