Two leadership studies programs are part of the Leadership Residential Academic Program. The program is open to first-year students in all schools and colleges, whatever their chosen field of study. To apply, interested students should indicate the Leadership Residential Academic Program as their first choice on their Housing application as early as possible. Admission is determined by the receipt date of the housing request and is first-come, first served.
The Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program (CLSP) curriculum teaches students the ways in which institutions and communities solve problems and the different leadership styles needed to work effectively in each setting. Students also learn that today's effective leaders integrate public service and the principles of social justice in their lives and careers.
The Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC) educates students for leadership roles in local and international settings with a focus on cultural competency and strengthening and developing communities. The ELLC curriculum calls for students to learn about their own values and belief systems, as well as the values and belief systems of others. Cultural competency is developed when students are able to integrate this knowledge into their practice of leadership.