General Eligibility & Expectations
- 2.75 Cumulative GPA
- Completed Urban Leadership Program Application
- Completed Interview with ULP Committee
- Enrollment in LDR 1010 Course.
- Enrollment at MSU Denver (3 credit hours) for Spring and Fall Semesters.
- Commitment to participate in program co-curriculum throughout semester.
- Meetings two times each month (2nd and 4th weeks) on Friday mornings.
- Semesterly Service Project (approximately 10 hours/semester).
Frequently Asked Questions
In addition to the leadership course, students spend about 8 hours doing ULP out-of-class activities each month including meetings, field experiences, and service components.
We designed the program with some flexibility. We ask first-semester students to commit to a 1-year experience, so Fall 2021 cohort participants are committing to Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. From there, you can renew for any remaining undergraduate semesters at MSU Denver.
The program is open to all majors and minors at MSU Denver. Each scholar takes an initial Leadership course in their first semester: LDR 1010—Leadership & Social Change. This is a 3-credit course giving a foundation on contemporary leadership. The second semester and beyond, students are strongly encouraged to select another course from the pre-approved list of courses in the Leadership Studies Minor, but other courses may be requested and considered as well.
We love transfer students. We will evaluate transfer credits and GPA in determining eligibility and requirements for participation in the program.
The 1010 course is only offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM. If you cannot take the course, you will need to wait until you can take that course another semester. We are working to incorporate more sections in the future but are limited to the one section at this point.
All scholars must attend these meetings and programs. If you cannot make these meetings, you will need to wait to apply until you can fit these into your schedule.
Students at MSU Denver can learn about leadership in a variety of settings. There is an academic minor in Leadership Studies, Conferences & Events, Outdoor Leadership Programs, and hands-on experiences as Student Employees or Student Organization leaders. The Urban Leadership Program values Development, Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, and Relevance. We integrate a great deal of reflection, skill-building, and partner with the community and community organizations in unique ways to understand leadership within a greater context.
Each scholar in the program is allocated a $500/semester scholarship for fall and spring terms ($1000 for the year). In addition, scholars may apply for an additional $18,000 in scholarships from private donors. While the money is a nice perk, please note the additional time commitments. The extra commitments aren’t necessary with other scholarships—which can be a better fit for busy students who don’t have the time for the out of class components.
ULP Scholars consistently say that they value the:
- Connections with other MSU Denver students who want to make a difference.
- Opportunities to learn leadership concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios.
- Access to unique experiences in the community such as our Friday Field Experiences and numerous programs in partnership with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Colorado Leadership Alliance.
- Access to self-assessments and relevant leadership tools.
Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)
The Urban Leadership Program was started in 2009 and is a program within the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion.
Questions? Contact CMEILearn More About CMEI
Tivoli Student Union 305
Campus Box 39, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362