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Leap into Leadership

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Leap 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.

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).

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. There will be three large scale events each semester open to all students on campus.

Spring Events:


From the Streets to the Stage 

Wednesday, February 19, 6-7pm, Student Center, BTR

Anual Leadership Conference

Friday, April 3, 1-6pm, Student Center 



The Cohort


This program is for students who already have leadership experience, but wish to further expand upon their current leadership skills in an 8-week program offered over the course of 9 weeks. Members of the cohort will select a mentor and attend weekly sessions focused on building their foundational skills and learning application strategies. Students must have a minimum of 30 course credits and must commit to the full program to receive 20 priority points.

The cohort will meet on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm beginning February 6 and ending April 9.



The Council


The Leap Council is open to students who have a minimum of 60 course credits and who have had extensive leadership experience on campus and/or have completed the Cohort program. Advanced leaders will assist with planning large scale leadership programs and services to benefit the entire campus community. In addition, members will participate in discussions on issues and trends impacting today's students and society. Meetings will create a dynamic space for conversations and collaboration. 

The council will meet on Wednesdays from 1- 2pm. Students must commit to the full program to receive 30 priority points (those joining us for the spring semester will receive 15 priority points and will begin on January 22 and end on April 15).