Learning Domain - Interpersonal Competence

The Interpersonal competence domain focuses on students’ ability to interact with others and with the greater community.  Competence in this domain includes the ability to foster and maintain healthy, mutually beneficial relationships with others, and the capacity for interdependence and collaboration.

Learning Outcome

Students who participate in Student Affairs programs, activities, and services will develop healthy, respectful, and collaborative relationships with others.



  • Seeks and considers feedback from others
  • Exhibits sensitivity and understanding of others’ perspectives in a respectful manner
  • Maintains healthy, mutually beneficial relationships with others
  • Effectively weaves and analyzes information from multiple sources and perspectives into a cohesive narrative
  • Employs narrative to engage people and call them to action
  • Acts in congruence with personal, organizational and community values and beliefs
  • Demonstrates leadership through role modeling, influence, and service

Civic Engagement

student cleaning bushes

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with people of different genders, sexual orientations, races/ethnicities, nations, religions, socioeconomic statuses
  • Exhibits the ability to connect with others across communities
  • Adapt behaviors appropriately to live and work in an evolving, diverse world
  • Demonstrates care and concern for the welfare of others
  • Engages in community involvement and/or affiliation with on-campus organizations


  • Accepts responsibility for actions
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Recognizes how one’s personal actions affect other people and communities
  • Constructively resolves interpersonal conflicts

Examples of Programs, Activities, and Services

Below are some examples of programs, activities, and services where students can learn about interpersonal competence:

  • Community Assistant Training
  • This We Believe
  • Greek Emerging Leaders
  • Freshman Emerging Leaders
  • Inclusion Task Force
  • Norris JumpStart
         Student Employee Training
  • CAPS emotional
          intelligence groups
  • Emotional Intelligence Course
          (CAPS with McCormick)
  • Pre-Wildcat Welcome
  • programs
  • Pre-Wildcat Welcome program
         training for counselors
  • MSA Student Leader
  • Safe Space Training
  • Red Watch Band Training
  • QPR training
  • Associated Student
  • Religious Life Interfaith
  • Peer Advisor Training
  • NUActive Minds
  • Health Services
  • Interview training
         from Career Services
  • Community service days
  • Process of conduct hearings
  • Essential NU programs
  • CARE
  • SAIT student workers
  • Student advisory boards
  • Student leadership training
  • SOFO training
  • Off Campus Life

students on a campus trip

Personal Development | Interpersonal Competence | Social Responsibility | Cognitive and Practical Skills