About CLC

2012-13 CLC

The Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) began in 1997, an initiative of Chancellor Linda Bunnell Shade. In 2001, CLC became a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA). CLA is a partnership between seven sister leadership programs.

CLC is a highly selective undergraduate honors program designed to develop effective leaders. Through coursework, community service, skill building, and mentoring, students have the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities. To allow students to focus their full attention on the program, CLC provides a substantial scholarship renewable for up to four years.


Each CLC student is required to take three classes in leadership studies before graduation: Introduction to Leadership Studies, Profiles in Leadership, and Experiences in Leadership. Students have a chance, by taking three additional leadership classes, to earn a minor in leadership studies.

Community Service
Students participate in both individual and group service projects. During their first year in the program, each student must complete a minimum of 70 hours of community service per semester. As students progress through the program, the amount of hours required may decrease as level of engagement with service projects increase.

Skill Building
Students meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. to participate in skill building activities in the areas of career development, professionalism, critical thinking, and personal enrichment. Classes are led by both community and campus leaders. Click here to view the Fall 2010 CLC Seminar schedule.

Upperclassmen mentor new CLC members. Students in CLC also have the opportunity to be mentored by a current community leader.