Conference Fees 

You will be able to participate in Leadership Safari for the low fee of $125. This conference has been so valuable to student success that we have been able to subsidize almost every expense for each participant, including room and board costs. This fee is not assessed until after the conference is complete, and will be charged to the student’s campus account. There will be no charge if the student is unable to attend and notifies our office prior to the cancellation deadline (08/04/17).

Participants who register and do not attend all scheduled conference sessions will be required to pay the early move-in fee and other expenses related to being a participant at this conference, totaling $400 (which includes the registration fee). This fee will also be assessed to anyone who attended Leadership Safari and fails to fill out the conference evaluation online.

There is also a “No Show” fee of $150. If there are circumstances which prohibit attendance at Leadership Safari, we ask for advance notification via the options provided within the emailed confirmation materials. Please know that the Leadership Safari process is separate from the University system. Should you cancel your plans to be a CMU student, you will still need to cancel your Safari registration through our website.

Fee Waiver Program 
Beginning with the 2013 Leadership Safari conference, the Leadership Safari program instituted a program aimed at students who wanted to participate in the Leadership Safari program but were concerned with the $125 cost associated with attending the conference.  If you are interested in attending, have filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form and it has been determined that your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is between $0 and $5,000 per year, you may apply for a waiver for the $125 conference fee.  Your application for this waiver will be kept confidential. Please refer to this page to apply for the fee waiver program.

60/40 Scholarship Program
Beginning in 2014, through the generosity of students, alumni and local businesses, we have been able to establish a fund that will help off-set the cost of attending Leadership Safari program for those students who do not meet the waiver program criteria but still demonstrate some need. If your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) has been determined to be between $5,001 and $10,000 per your FAFSA form, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship. If selected, you would only be responsible for covering 40% of the registration fee, or $50, the remaining $75 would be covered by the scholarship. Please refer to this page to apply for the 60/40 Scholarship. Applications due by July 1 st, 2017.


As a Leadership Safari participant, you will have the luxury of moving right into your fall assigned residence hall room without incurring the early move-in fee. Students living off-campus will need to make arrangements for moving in with their respective landlords. Commuting students are also invited to attend.

Alcohol and other illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with the policies and rules established for Leadership Safari will result in immediate dismissal from the program, and you will be required to reimburse the program for breach of contract.