Comprehensive Leadership Program
We live in a complex world. The actions of our leaders have far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impact.
The Comprehensive Leadership Program at Gonzaga University is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate leadership program designed to develop leaders for the common good. Initiated in 2002, the CLP is a dynamic, growing program now serving nearly 150 undergraduate students. Gonzaga University has long been know for its excellent programs at the masters and doctoral level. The CLP was designed to extend this tradition to students at the undergraduate level, preparing future leaders within the framework of mission-centered values: service, justice, faith and ethics.
Admission to the CLP is gained through a formal application process in fall of your freshman year. Upon admission, freshmen CLP students will take core classes spring semester that introduce leadership theory, analyze and develop personal leadership styles, and examine leadership in the context of other cultures and value systems. Throughout this three and a half-year program, students will build community with their peers and supplement academic core courses through participation in retreats, workshops, speaker series, and electives. A junior-year internship and senior legacy project put leadership knowledge into practice as students experience first-hand the role of leadership in their lives.