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LEAP Program
attend events. earn points. get free stuff.

The LEAP (Leadership, Engagement, Academic, & Professional development) Program encourages NUCLEUS students to take advantage of beneficial opportunities, events and programs available to them on UD’s campus. Through participation in "LEAP Activities" students will strengthen academic success strategies, develop leadership skills, and prepare for the professional world.

By attending on-campus workshops, taking on leadership roles in student organizations, and participating in professional development activities, students will earn LEAP points. Points can be redeemed for prizes.

Suggested LEAP Activities and their associated points will be posted and updated each semester.

Participation in LEAP is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Start your LEAP! 
  2. Submit your LEAP Activity for points (points tracked by NUCLEUS) 
  3. Come to 118 Brown Lab to redeem your points for prizes! 

For more detailed information about this program, contact Carly Meluney (  

Fox Chase Summer Research Program

 NUCLEUS has partnered with Fox Chase Cancer Center to offer our students the unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week paid, full-time summer research immersion program at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Fox Chase Fellows gain hands-on, mentored experience in a research lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center, developing an appreciation for the relationship between basic and applied research, as well as for how research directly impacts the cancer patient during and after treatment. 

Housing for Fox Chase Fellows is provided, in addition to the stipend. 

Interested students are invited to learn more about this program by participating in a one-day visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center, which will include a meeting with graduate students and postdocs over lunch to discuss careers. 

Read more about Fox Chase Fellows on UDaily:
CAS undergraduates spend summer immersed in medical research

Real-World Research 

NUCLEUS Student Success Summer Program

The NUCLEUS STRIDE Program offers the opportunity for a select number of incoming College of Arts and Sciences freshmen to take two college courses that will count toward their UD degree requirements during the second summer session, at no cost to the students.

If you are selected, the program will cover the entire cost for you to participate—including tuition, fees, textbooks and parking.

Requirements for participation:

  • Must live within commuting distance of UD (housing cannot be provided)
  • Must be available to attend classes Monday-Friday, during the second Summer Session
  • Must be an incoming College of Arts and Sciences Student
  • Must submit an application (application is open each May) 
  • If interested, please email
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