About Us

The back of the LEAD T-shirt which reads 'Leadership Minor, University of Minnesota; Driven to Discover'

The Leadership Minor Program

Leadership Minor is here to help University of Minnesota students explore and experience multiple frameworks of leadership for real-life leadership experiences, both on campus and in the larger global community. 


To embody adaptive leadership through compassionate action and meaningful connection.


To develop students who practice leadership in just, equitable, and sustainable ways.

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.