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Cougs Lead

Meet new people outside your major and living groups while developing leadership and personal skills.  Cougs Lead is a free opportunity for first and second-year students. You gain a better understanding of your values, leadership style, and how to lead your own events, programs, or organizations on campus. You also learn about student organizations, off-campus opportunities, and student government. Learn more about the program's workshops and schedule.

Applications for Fall Semester are now closed.
Spring '23 sign-ups begin in December.


(Covered by student fees)

Average Cohort Size

Fall Semester - 150
Spring Semester - 50


Available to first-year students & transfer students with less than two years of credits.


One to three hours per week for one Semester.
Available for both Fall and Spring.

Program Requirements

  • Attend orientation.
  • Complete seven workshops.
  • Take part in two campus events.
  • Attend two weekend programs.

Program Workshops & Schedule

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