All Leader Advancement Scholarship recipients will complete specified courses together as a cohort. These courses fulfill general education requirements and do not constitute additional course work for the student. Additionally, the courses required in the LAS protocol align well with the university's leadership minor.
 
REQUIRED COURSES

Complete required courses before 56 credit hours.                  

  • Intro to Leadership Education (1) – LDR 100
  • Racism/Discrimination Dialogue (3) – CGL 145L 
  • Intro to Leadership Theory (3) – LDR 200L    
  • Intro to Debate (3) – COM 267L 


ELECTIVE GROUP ONE

Complete at least 3 credits of the following L coursework that satisfy general education University Program and/or Writing Intensive requirements before 56 credit hours:

  • Moral Problems (3) – PHL 118L
  • Unlikely Princesses: Women of World History (3) - HST 120L WI
  • Intro to Psychology (3) – PSY 100L 
  • Intro to Nonprofit Leadership (3) – PAD 211L WI 

ELECTIVE GROUP TWO 

Complete at least an additional 6 credits of approved coursework before graduation from CMU; defined as LDR courses, L-designated courses, or with the approval of the LAS Director:

  • Leadership & Communication (3) – COM 461L
  • Field Experience in Leadership (3) – LDR 302
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3) – LDR 499L
  • Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (3) – CGL 445 (application required) 
  • Cultural & Global Studies Internship (3) – CGL 302 (application required) 

CO-CURRICULAR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES 

Freshman Year Experiences

  • Involvement in one (1) student organization
  • Attendance at one (1) multicultural event each semester
  • Participation in a seminar or workshop pertaining to leadership (Spark Leadership or LeaderShape)
  • Involved in community service or volunteer activity (30 hours annually)
  • Reside in Calkins Hall, the Leadership Residence Hall
  • Document your leadership experiences through an online portfolio

 Sophomore Year Experiences

  • Involvement in two (2) student organizations
  • Continued involvement in a community service project or activity (30 hours annually)
  • Attendance at designated leadership activities
  • Attendance at one (1) multicultural event each semester
  • Mentor a freshman member of the LAS Program
  • Active on a Leadership Institute Involvement (committee or facilitator role)
  • Reside in one of Central Michigan University's residence halls
  • Document your leadership experiences through an online portfolio

 Junior Year Experiences

  • Involvement in two (2) student organizations
  • Holding a leadership role in an organization (RSO executive board or equivalent)
  • Service on a University or community committee (one (1) year required, Junior OR Senior Year)
  • Involvement in a community service project (30 hours annually)
  • Attendance at designated leadership activities
  • Attendance at one (1) multicultural event each semester
  • Active on a Leadership Institute Involvement (committee or facilitator role)
  • Document your leadership experiences through an online portfolio

 Senior Year Experiences

  • Participate in an on-going community service project (30 hours annually)
  • Involvement in two (2) student organizations (leadership position in one)
  • Service on a University or community committee (One year required, Junior OR Senior Year)