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Leadership at Eastern

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Leap into Leadership offers students an opportunity to enhance campus culture by providing leadership training experiences. The programs encourage students to explore their own individual leadership development potential. Student participants will engage in events or in a series of sessions throughout the academic year that will enhance their Liberal Arts experience by exploring topics in line with the University's Core Values.

If you have any questions regarding this program, contact Casey Kensey at or at (860) 465-0198.

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Leap Events


A series of leadership events held throughout the year to help enhance students’ leadership skills. These programs are offered to all students, but specifically target our students who have little to no leadership experience. These events will focus on the importance of leadership, the benefits it can provide and the skills that can be learned outside of the classroom. 

Leap Cohort


The Leap Cohort is for first year and sophomore students who wish to develop their leadership skills in an 8-week program. Leadership skills are developed & strengthened through weekly sessions that focus on building a strong leadership foundation. Members of the cohort will also have the opportunity to select a mentor (a faculty or staff member at Eastern) who will support their leadership development. Students must commit to the full program to receive 15 priority points. 

The Cohort will meet on Thursdays in the Student Center from 3:45-5 p.m. beginning February 8 and ending April 11, 2024.

All interested students must complete the Interest Form which can be found on eWeb on the student services tab. (Click Student Activities and then click LEAP Interest Form).

One-On-One Involvement Coaching


Meet with a Student Activities professional staff member to identify involvement opportunities that match your interests!

To schedule a coaching session, email

Do you feel like you already have a strong leadership foundation? 


Apply for ODK!

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. O∆K encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, O∆K honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members. The Eastern chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa was established in 1994 and was the first circle in New England. To date, over 850 faculty, students, alumni, and honorary members have been inducted into Eastern’s circle. 

Applications for O∆K will become available to students in November of each year. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, be either a sophomore, junior or senior by credit and must demonstrate leadership in the campus and/ or community.  

Run for an Executive Board position on a student club/organization!

If you are a current member of a student organization at Eastern, consider applying for the President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer positions. Most organizations host their elections each spring semester. 

Already an Executive Board member and looking for ways to improve your organization?  Invite Student Activities to host a leadership workshop at your club meeting. Contact for more information on workshop options.