Student Involvement

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Cougs Lead

Cougs Lead (formerly Emerging Leaders) is an opportunity for first-year students to meet new people outside their majors and living groups while developing leadership and personal skills. Students gain a better understanding of their values, leadership style, and how to lead their own events, programs, or organizations on campus. They also learn about student organizations, off-campus opportunities, and student government.  Questions? Email us at

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(Covered by student fees)

Average Cohort Size

Fall Semester - 150
Spring Semester - 50

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First and second-year students.


One to three hours per week for one Semester.
Available for both Fall and Spring.

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Program Requirements

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