The Leadership Residential Academic Program at Williams Village houses two academic programs for students with an interest in leadership studies: the Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC) and the Chancellor’s Leadership Studies Program (CLSP).
Admission and Enrollment. Students select one of the leadership programs in the Leadership RAP during the housing application process prior to beginning their freshman year. When students choose their residence hall they are given the option to enroll in one of these programs. Most participants reside at Williams Village. More information about these programs can be found at LeadershipRAP.colorado.edu.
The Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC) offers students a multicultural living and learning experience and the opportunity to study leadership from a multicultural and global perspective. Students are required to take a 3-credit-hour leadership course and the ELLC Practicum each semester of their freshman year. In these courses, students explore their roles and responsibilities in society including the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership. Students also learn about contemporary issues related to leadership and take part in activities that develop teamwork, ethical decision making, and problem solving. Credits earned from these courses may be applied toward graduation as well as a Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership.
ELLC Curriculum and Semester Credit Hours
There is a $850 program participation fee. Some scholarships to cover the fee are available for students with financial need. A LEAD Alliance scholarship of $1,500 per year is also available to qualifying ELLC students.
The Chancellor’s Leadership Studies Program (CLSP) examines the academic foundations of leadership and engages students in practical applications of leadership through simulations and class projects. Utilizing an experiential learning model, students learn the basics of decision making, problem solving, dialogue skills, ethical reflection, and an understanding of how institutions and communities solve problems. Students take a required 3-credit-hour leadership course fall semester and must take at least one CLSP course in the spring. Credits earned from these courses may be applied toward graduation as well as a Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership.
CLSP Curriculum Semester Credit Hours
There is a $850 program participation fee.
ELLC and CLSP students who complete 10 credits of approved lower-division courses and 8 credit hours of approved upper-division courses with a 3.000 GPA as well as a pre-approved supervised internship are eligible to earn a Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership. The certificate is comparable to a minor in leadership studies and is noted on a student’s transcript at graduation.
Required Courses and Semester Credit Hours