The Dux Center (pronounced “dukes”, which is Latin for leadership) is a leadership resource for students. The Dux center works to promote leadership development for undergraduate and graduate students at James Madison University. Its mission is to provide students with the tools they need to become more effective leaders. The Dux Center accomplishes this mission through its role as a leadership clearinghouse on campus, by supporting the leadership development of on-campus organizations, and by providing resources and additional leadership development programs for students. Feel free to stop by our office at any time with any questions!


Kijiji is a student program, created uniquely for JMU students. Each week you will participate in interactive, experiential learning activities leading you to discover more about yourself, connect with other students who share similar hopes and dreams for making a positive impact on the world around them, and act together to actually influence others to make a change happen.


Begin With the End in Mind

As they say – measure twice, cut once. Plan ahead so you don’t waste time and materials when you have to redo something because you messed it up the first time. It makes sense for most tasks in life, but what about life in general? On your eightieth birthday, you can’t go back and try … Continue reading

Three Leadership Keys I’ve Learned

Leadership can be viewed as a complex concept. Most people learn the traits and themes that help create a great leader but seldom do they live out the concepts they’ve learned in their day-to-day life. By breaking down a few basic leadership concepts in this article and providing “real world” examples I hope to lay … Continue reading