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Scholarship Protocol

All Leader Advancement Scholarship recipients will complete specified courses together as a cohort. These courses fulfill general education requirements and do not constitute additional coursework 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) – IGR / 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-designated courses 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 six (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) – IGR / CGL 445 (application required) 
  • Cultural & Global Studies Internship (3) – IGR / CGL 302 (application required)

Co-curricular leadership experiences 

Complete each year

  • Participate in two (2) Office of Diversity Education or Center for Student Inclusion & DIversity programs
  • Active membership in one (1) campus community organization, defined as a registered student organization, CMU varsity or club athletic team, Student Government Association, leadership facilitation experience, on-campus employment, Alternative Break participant, or other activity with approval of the LAS Director.

Complete any three (3) prior to graduation

  • Attend the LeaderShape Institute
  • Attend the Connections Conference
  • Mentor a first-year member of the LAS program
  • Serve as an Alternative Breaks site leader or board member
  • Be hired as a Resident Assistant or Inclusion Assistant
  • Serve as member of Leadership Safari Core Staff or IMPACT Core Committee
  • Be selected as a Sexual Aggression Peer Advocate
  • Hold an executive board position or equivalent role within a campus or community organization

Complete by the end of senior year

  • Develop a digital artifact to showcase personal leadership learning and development throughout college.

Protocol verification

Complete the online form at the end of each academic year to verify participation in diversity events, community or organization involvement, and progress toward curricular and co-curricular LAS protocol.