Contact Us
Vanessa Christman
LEAP Cohort Director
(610) 526-6594

Ellie Esmond
Director of Service and Activism

Jessica Hollinger Vinson
Associate Director of Experiential Education, LILAC

Leadership Empowerment & Advancement Program

LEAP’s Intensive Leadership Development Program offers students the opportunity to develop skills that will help them become more effective group leaders, group members, organizational members, and on a long-term basis, better employees. Students participate in an intensive, experiential learning process that will help them develop more advanced leadership skills. Students participate in over 35 hours of workshops as a cohort over one full semester.


Who can apply to the program?

This program is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in participating in a semester-long leadership training experience. Students with all levels of leadership experience are invited to apply. There is a particular emphasis on helping emerging leaders to develop their skills. A LEAP committee composed of students and staff selects participants.


To learn more about LEAP and for information about applying to join the Spring 2015 cohort, please attend our


7 pm in Campus Center 200

Applications for the Spring 2015 cohort of LEAP are due Thursday, December 4, 2014

Applications accepted online only. To access the online application, click here.

To view the Spring 2015 LEAP workshop schedule, please click here.

Students are allowed one excused absence during the semester.  Please look carefully at the dates when applying for LEAP to make sure this program fits into your schedule!