Beginning this fall, the School of Education will invite first-year students to explore leadership from multicultural, social justice and equity perspectives as part of a supportive pathway toward the Leadership Studies Minor.
The school’s Multicultural Leadership Scholars program will offer engaging courses, advising and co-curricular activities and will be open to first-year students from all majors.
Program scholars will be part of a rigorous learning community that will examine issues of race, power, privilege and oppression and develop collaborative leadership skills. The curriculum will build on courses and program features from the former Leadership Residential Academic Program (RAP). Ann Scarritt, former Leadership RAP director, is acting as a transition director through the summer to support the development of the new pathway while maintaining continuity with current students.
The Multicultural Leadership Scholars pathway will be a member of the CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity (LEAD) Alliance, and will offer a $2,000-per-year scholarship, renewable up to four years for eligible scholars. In addition, the CU LEAD Alliance academic neighborhood will provide a supportive community, social activities, and dedicated space for scholars to support one another.