Leadership Minor


The University of Minnesota Undergraduate Leadership Minor is among the oldest and largest Undergraduate Leadership Programs in the nation. As a department, we draw interest from local, national, and international organizations regarding our unique Intentional Emergence teaching style combined with Cultural Leadership Learning. We have compiled this site as a way for you as a student, educator, or guest to gain useful information on our program. We look forward to meeting you!

Minor Overview

The 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 by combining social change theories of leadership with the practice of adaptive leadership.

Strategic Partnership

The Undergraduate Leadership Minor’s strategic partnership within the University of Minnesota is core to its identity and mission. The conceptual idea to create the minor originated from an OSA assessment of student needs and interests related to leadership development. Housed within the Office of Student Affairs with academic partner the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Undergraduate Leadership Minor is uniquely structured within the University allowing for its activities to be a unique blend of both academic rigor and student support.