University of Missouri

Leadership Development

Office of Student Engagement


Chancellor’s Leadership Class

Applications are available now here!

Established in 1980, the Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) is a unique leadership experience designed to recognize incoming freshmen who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving their leadership potential. CLC is a yearlong program that will provide select students with opportunities to develop and practice the skills, values, and knowledge of effective leadership. Participants in CLC have the chance to develop friendships  with other first-year students who have a shared enthusiasm for leadership and making a difference.

Participants can enroll in a one-credit hour course during the fall and spring semesters or take a 3 hour, non-credit, intensive that meets every other week in the fall. The class takes a hands-on approach to helping you learn more about personal leadership styles, teamwork, ethics, group dynamics and inclusive leadership. Other experiences include community service projects, guest presenters and teambuilding activities at Venture Out, Mizzou’s high-ropes team building course. During the second semester, students will identify a real-world issue they are passionate about and develop an action plan to address this problem. Participants will have the opportunity to share their final vision with a variety of university administrators, faculty and staff.

How do I apply for the Chancellor’s Leadership Class?

Applications for the Chancellor’s Leadership Class become available each year in mid-February and are due on May 1. All students who apply for the course will be notified by the end of May whether they have been selected for the Chancellor’s Leadership Class or not.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are available now!

Without a doubt, applying for the CLC was one of the best decisions I made. It provided me with different tools and resources that I now use within my leadership arsenal and challenged me to reflect on what I truly believe is my personal leadership statement. I cannot imagine my Mizzou experience without the skills and knowledge that I gained from the CLC. Cole Lawson, CLC '13