The Catholic University of America

How Will You Lead? 

All around the world and in nearly every field there are leaders that have gotten the foundations they needed from the leadership initiatives at The Catholic Universtiy of America.

Whether you're just discovering your leadership potential or are looking to bolster existing skills, our programs will help you develop the knowledge and confidence you need to soar. 

Are you ready to lead? Check out our programs below for more information on how to join!


The Emerging Leaders Program is an introduction to leadership at CUA. This program will provide you with the foundations and framework that you will need to get involved. It focuses on your own personal leadership style and strengths to help you develop yourself as a leader on campus.

The Cardinal Leaders Program is designed to build your leadership skills. Most Cardinal Leaders have completed ELP or taken on leadership roles in the CUA community. This program will help you to sharpen your skills and learn how to mentor those who are just starting out. 


CUA Pathways fosters intentional, meaningful connections between faculty and students of CUA. Students are partnered with a faculty mentor for guidance on issues related to academics and life balance, future plans, personal values, and goals for personal, professional and academic development. Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their experience at CUA and develop connections and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events 

 Applications for the 

Emerging Leaders Program

Due Jan. 21, 11:59p.m.

CUA students will learn about their personal leadership skills and style, as well as how to use and enhance those skills. 

The Emerging Leaders Program will be held Wednesdays from January 28 to March 25 from 6 - 7:30 p.m

Apply today!


 Registration for the

Leadership Retreat

CUA students will work with other student leaders on campus and explore leadership, focusing on the Student Leadership Challenge. 

The Leadership Retreat will be held Saturday, February 21 from 10 - 4 in the Pryz Great Rooms

Register today!


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