The purpose of the NUCLEUS LEAP (Leadership, Engagement, Academic, & Professional development) Program is to encourage NUCLEUS students to take advantage of the information and opportunities available to them on UD’s campus. Through participation in workshops and events, as well as meeting with faculty and professional staff, students will strengthen academic success strategies, develop leadership skills, and prepare for the professional world.
Participants in LEAP will attend at least six events/meetings in the following categories:
- Leadership & Engagement
- Academic Success
- Professional Development
To successfully complete the LEAP Program, students must turn in a LEAP Portfolio, including an LEAP Event Tracking and Guidelines Sheet, an advisor approved 4-year academic plan and a 1-2 page paper reflecting on how the six LEAP events helped shape the student's leadership, academic and professional development. LEAP Portfolios are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed at the conclusion of each semester (Fall & Spring). Students who have successfully completed the LEAP Program will be awarded a special pin during a LEAP Awards Ceremony held at the beginning of the term that follows. Students are encouraged to fasten these pins to their NUCLEUS Sashes worn to University Commencement.
Students can participate in the LEAP Program up to four times, earning as many as four LEAP Pins (one per academic year). A student may complete the LEAP Program in one semester or take the full four years.
Suggested on-campus events and their categorization will be posted to a Google sheet, and updated weekly. Students may attend events outside of those suggested, but should have them approved by the LEAP coordinator, Carly Meluney.
For more detailed information about this program, please view the LEAP Brochureor contact Carly Meluney (firstname.lastname@example.org).