One Leadership RAP,  Two Studies Programs

The Leadership Residential Academic Program (RAP) is the home of two outstanding studies programs, the Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program (CLSP) and the Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC) which study leadership through the lens of social justice.

Both Studies Programs, the Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program (CLSP) and the Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC), enable students to understand how institutions and communities solve problems and learn about the different leadership styles needed to work effectively in a variety of settings. As an essential element of their study, students learn about their own values and belief systems as well as the values and belief systems of others.  Culturally competent leadership develops when students are able to integrate the knowledge of self and others into their practice of leadership.  Students and instructors work to recognize that building community, collaboration, ethical reflection, respect and valuing diversity are hallmarks of contemporary leadership practice.  The RAP Learning Community design includes:  small personalized classes; leadership summits; educational and social events and community engagement and networking. 


Our Leadership RAP focuses on the study and practice of leadership for the purpose of educating culturally competent leaders who champion an ethic of civic and social responsibility. 

Our programs give students the skills to:

  • Strengthen citizen problem-solving roles
  • Understand how institutions and communities solve problems and the different leadership styles needed to work effectively in each setting
  • Build a sense of community in the classroom and Leadership RAP events
  • Expand conceptions of leadership beyond the context of position and power
  • Promote social responsibility and citizenship, emphasizing the development of community leaders for all sectors of society
  • Explore complex social problems utilizing collaborative processes
  • Apply various modes of inquiry and knowledge to the study and practice of leadership
  • Exercise moral judgment, imagination, and courage in the practice of leadership

* There is a $850 RAP fee for this program.  Please see http://leadershiprap.colorado.edu/leadership-rap/ellc-program/scholarship for scholarship information.