LEAD-UP provides a wide variety of leadership opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. The programs and resources are designed to provide you with real-world leadership training and experience, often beyond campus and within the greater Twin Cities community. Initiatives range from the academic Leadership Minor to group based Leadership Enrichment Programs.

Leadership Minor

Students in a CircleThe 17-credit Leadership Minor program is interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and global. Students explore and experience multiple frameworks of leadership. The program prepares them for real-life leadership experiences, both on campus and in the larger global community.

Leadership Enrichment Programs

Students with BalloonsLEP provides learning in a non-academic environment. The programs and resources are designed to provide you with real-world leadership training and experience. Programs include the First Year Leadership Institute, Leadership in Careers, and the Tom Burnett Advanced Leadership Program.