Every college student knows that success after college takes more than just a high GPA. Finding that perfect job requires demonstrated leadership plus community connections. Leading Off Campus provides students with an opportunity to engage with diverse, yet like-minded, student leaders from other area colleges and build additional credentials beyond their classroom experiences.
"Leading Off Campus was an incredible and eye-opening experience. I lived 15 minutes from Hartford my whole life and never knew what the city had to offer. I have fallen in love with Hartford because of this program and am looking forward to getting more involved in the Hartford community."
The program recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership within their campus community as well as academic success. As these students near degree completion, Leading Off Campus helps introduce them to the many ways leadership takes shape outside the academic world. This program will teach them as much about the community as it will about themselves and will empower them to continue their leadership journeys.
"Being given the opportunity to learn about, and in turn, come up with a task force project for others to see all that Hartford has to offer, has made a great impact in my life."
More about Leading Off Campus
The semester-long program includes workshops and team meetings on Friday afternoons. The opening workshop includes a tour of the city where students will meet community leaders to learn about the assets and challenges of the city. These experiences inform the community impact projects that the student teams will develop and implement during the program.
Students are nominated by campus faculty and staff and must:
- Be near degree completion
- Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Be currently enrolled full or part-time (traditional and non-traditional students are welcome)
- Have demonstrated leadership experience on campus and/or in the community
Term: Feb – April
Target: College Student Leaders
Cost: $1,500 paid by institution ($250 discount per student if a school hosts a workshop)
Application Deadline: Immediately
2019 Program Dates