19th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium

USAF Academy
February 22 - February 24, 2012

The annual National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS), one of the premier national symposiums in the area of character development, brings together distinguished scholars, armed forces leaders, corporate presidents and others to explore various dimensions of character and leadership. The Symposium provides cadets the opportunity to engage in dialogue with visiting undergraduate university student leaders from across the country in seminars and discussions designed to enhance their own understanding of the importance and challenges of sound moral character and leadership.

UCCS may have FOUR undergraduate students attend.  Undergraduate students must be between the ages of 18 and 26 to participate as visiting students. Visiting students will be assigned a cadet escort and will room with a cadet in the cadet dormitories. The two Academy dorms, Vandenberg and Sijan Hall, are co-ed dorms with shower facilities on each hall. Meals will be provided at the cadet dining facility, Mitchell Hall (except for Symposium Dinner Thursday Evening). Participants are expected to arrive Wednesday, February 22nd, before 9:00PM and should not plan on departing until the morning of Saturday the 25th.  All visiting students are expected to respect and abide by the rules of personal conduct and behavior that apply to all Air Force Academy cadets.

Additional information on the symposium is available here at ncls2012.net.

If you are interested in representing UCCS at this engaging symposium, please respond ASAP to Dr. Tracy Gonzalez-Padron at tgonzale@uccs.edu with a one-paragraph explanation of how you would benefit by attending. The deadline for receiving an email is November 18th.

Note: A limited number of students over 26 can participate without staying on base.  You must be able to commit to attending on Thursday, February 23 from 7:00AM-8:30PM and Friday, February 25 from 8:00AM-2:00PM. Email Dr. Tracy Gonzalez-Padron at tgonzale@uccs.edu if you are interested in attending.