Leadership Programs

The Department of Campus Life offers a variety of programs for Arkansas Tech students looking to further their leadership development. We have programs for every level of leadership. 

LEAD Academy

The LEAD Academy is a leadership development program designed to prepare students to take on leadership roles within the campus, community, and in their futures by discovering individual strengths and applying leadership techniques. Students leave this program understanding themselves, understanding others, and learning how to be agents of positive change. LEAD Academy has three phases: Emerging (Fall semester), Advancing (Spring semester), and Developing (Fall semester). Each of the three phases allow students to examine how they approach leadership and learn skills to enhance their experiences.

On Track: Aspiring Leader & Leader Identified 

On Track is a co-curricular experience designed to enhance student development beyond the classroom setting, encourage students to network socially among peers and to include students in traditional and signature university events. Each semester, a map of events and activities will be available to students categorized by interests. 

The Aspiring Leader track is designed specifically for Freshmen and Sophomore students. The purpose of Aspiring Leader is to help develop foundational leadership and social skills for the ensuing years of collegiate life. Examples of programs on this track may include: social excellence training, course registration and time management workshop, campus feedback open discussion, social media seminar, community leaders institute, interactive obstacle team building event, etc.

The Leader Identified track is designed for juniors and seniors to cultivate leadership skills and reflect on experiences to prepare for future opportunities. Examples of programs on this track may include: conflict management seminar, building ethics and integrity workshop, building social media profile workshop, shared experience panel discussion, etc.

Click here to learn more about the On Track program.  

Freshmen Leadership Retreat  

Love adventure? Love getting involved? Love meeting new people? Check out the Freshmen Leadership Retreat! This overnight retreat allows freshmen to make connections with other Tech students interested in becoming a leader and helps them identify how they can begin making their mark at Tech. Students will participate in low and high ropes activities while learning how to make the most of the college experience.

Note: Travel, lodging, meals, and activities are at no cost to the student. The overnight retreat is located in Mt. View, AR. For more information on Loco Ropes, visit http://locoropes.com/.

Application information for the Fall 2015 retreat will be available over the summer.  For questions, call the Department of Campus Life at 479.968.0276 or email campuslife@atu.edu.