Leadership is often cited by employers as the single most sought characteristic of incoming employees. To ensure CMU's students are ready to meet this demand, the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute offers a vast catalog of impactful programs that all students can take advantage of during their time at CMU.
Opened in 1998, the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute (LI) offers the nation's premier undergraduate leadership programs, ensuring there are leadership programs for every CMU student who wants to develop their leadership development further.
The LI offers both academic and co-curricular opportunities to learn about leadership and equip students to lead. Throughout its rich 20-year history, the LI has offered dynamic programs that have created a new generation of ethical leaders in government, business, nonprofits, and communities.
Explore the 20-year legacy of the LI in this anniversary report.
Encourage your student taking advantage of all the LI has to offer!
A student can begin their involvement with the LI at any point during their time at CMU. Learn more about the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute's history and program offerings by visiting the Leadership Institute website.