Leadership Development Partner: First-Year Programs

LEAP is offered by Leadership Development in collaboration with the Office of First-Year Programs. First-year frosh, transfers and graduate students are encouraged to visit the office to find out about other programs that foster Gaucho success.

Application period opens every fall quarter

Contact the LEAP Coordinator

Leadership Education & Action Program (LEAP)

LEAP provides freshmen, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a variety of future goals, intensive leadership training and access to leadership opportunities. Students will get the chance to work with a student and professional mentor to further guide them in an area/issue of their interest. This program not only provides leadership training, it also gives the selected students tools to better understand themselves as a growing leader, student and unique individual.

Students, this is a great way to learn about yourself, your community and leadership while building lasting connections and making new friends!

Freshmen apply during the fall and students are chosen based on their potential for development.

Visit the Office of First-Year Programs website for the program schedule and application.

Past participants have said:

I have established so many wonderful friendships and networking contacts through LEAP. I really feel like this program was more beneficial than I ever could have imagined.

I cannot say enough about how helpful LEAP has been. It opened my eyes to the ways in which I can successfully be a leader on this campus.

I cannot remember a program that I have been involved in that has taught me so much about myself, brought me closer to my peers, and helped me realize my leadership potential. I strongly believe that this program is extremely beneficial for all freshmen and I feel that I was truly successful in my first year of college in terms of academia, social integration, and leadership because of my involvement with LEAP.