The application consists of short answer questions, letters of recommendation, an unofficial high school transcript, and a photo of yourself. *However, please note that we’ve postponed the need for applicants to include their letters of recommendation and high school transcripts until a later date.
Applicants are interviewed and chosen throughout the spring and summer each year, to begin in September.
Visit our FAQs page for more details on program expectations, outcomes, and fees.
You must currently be a freshman or sophomore in order to apply.
Cultural Leadership students participate in an intensive year of over 420 hours of programming, including cultural activities, public speaking, leadership training, travel, and facilitated discussions on diversity and creating social change. Through these activities, students gain an increased awareness of their own and each other’s history, religion, and culture, and learn valuable skills for facilitating discussions, solving problems, and making change. Cultural Leadership is training the next generation of civil rights activists, or – as we fondly call them – “troublemakers of the best kind!” The program is open to sophomores and juniors. Click here to apply!