Razor's Edge Program

Program Creed and Values

Razor’s Edge 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 during their first year within the program.  The values are:


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

To Learn

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

To Lead

Razor's Edge participants will immerse themselves in the co-curricular components of the program by living on campus and taking on programmatic, student organization and, eventually, campus leadership roles. Participants will take monthly seminars and have other opportunities as they progress through the program.

To Achieve

Razor's Edge 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

For more information regarding the curriculum, click here.