PLC Program Pillars


  • Engage with a rigorous academic curriculum designed to challenge you and promote your intellectual and personal growth.

  • Experience an interdisciplinary program exploring leadership from multiple, cutting-edge, and modern perspectives.

  • Receive a leadership studies minor (LSM) with an additional capstone course.

  • Develop strong communication skills, crucial for effective leadership in all areas of study.


  • Participate in unique opportunities for practical leadership through the Applied Leadership Experiences (ALE) process and course, Deep Dive excursions, service and more.

  • Take advantage of an experiential learning model for critical reflection, sense making, and real-world application of experiences.

  • Engage in real-world leadership experiences supported by PLC resources on and off campus.


  • Join a tight-knit community of highly driven peers and mentors offering mutual support.

  • Build relationships with a dedicated staff offering individualized guidance throughout the undergraduate experience.

  • Develop lifelong connections with a passionate and powerful community.

  • Access our Board of Advocates, the PLC Alumni Club, and many other friends & supporters of the program.


  • Cultivate your desire to serve 

  • Practice values of humility, kindness, and empathy to drive positive change. 

  • Provide meaningful, philanthropic service for PLC, CU Boulder, the City of Boulder, Colorado, and beyond.

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Inclusive Excellence

PLC fully embraces CU Boulder’s strategic goal of inclusive excellence, where the university becomes a place where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define its community and its work. PLC fulfills our commitment to our pillars from an operational foundation of inclusive excellence. Click here to read our statement about Inclusive Excellence.

Leadership Competencies

To learn more about PLC's approach to developing leadership in all professions and endeavors, read about our core Leadership Competencies.