The program requires a substantial time commitment. This includes community service, weekly seminars, leadership courses, and mentoring.


As a CLC Scholar you will:

Participate in community service: Scholars have mandatory hours of service to complete each semester. On top of that, scholars are asked to participate in at least two CLC group service projects each semester. These group service projects are designed for scholars to learn about organizations and make a difference in the lives of others. 

Attend leadership courses:There are three required courses to gain comprehensive understanding of leadership theory. During the last year in CLC, scholars will take a capstone course that challenges you to apply leadership skills gained through college. For more information about the required courses click here.

- Comm 2440: Leadership Theory and Practice

- Comm 3440: Organizational Leadership

- Comm 4950: Seminar in Leadership & Organizational Change

- Lead 4500 (Optional): Wednesday seminars may be taken for credit . 

Many scholars choose to take 2 or more additional courses to obtain a Leadership Studies Minor through the UCCS Communications Department

Attend Wednesday night seminar: Scholars are required to attend these seminars on Wednesday evening's to listen to inspirational leaders from the community.

Participate in UCCSlead: UCCSlead is a student leadership development program at UCCS. The program incorporates leadership training and engaged leadership experiences. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from UCCS, students will receive recognition on a co-curricular leadership transcript, as well as graduation recognition with certificate and cord. Click here, for more information on UCCSlead.

Mentor incoming CLC Scholars: Each year incoming scholars are paired with existing scholars to work together and provide academic and personal support. 

Develop leadership skills: Scholars develop leadership skills by practicing effective communication, diversity appreciation, social responsibility, intellectual growth, collaboration, and realistic self-appraisal. This fall, for example, scholars participated in the Change Style Indicator self assessment to better understand how they respond to change and the significance of how their specific score effects them in their everyday lives.