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 knowldge 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.

The Office of Campus Activities, in conjunction with the Graduate Student Association, is proud to offer leadership opportunities to the graduate student community at CUA. Workshop series are offered each semester on a variety of leadership-based topics.




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. Through Pathways, students are partnered with a trusted member of the faculty to turn to 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 

Leadership Networking Reception

The Networking Reception will serve as an opportunity for CUA students to put their networking and leadership skills into action. During the reception, we will also celebrate the graduates of this semester's Cardinal Leaders Program and welcome their commitment to serve the CUA community as student leaders.

"Networking Receptionwill be held November 5 at 6:00 p.m. iPryz Great Room. RSVP today.


Emerging Leaders Program

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-March 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. Apply today.


Student Leadership Renewal

Burnt out, tired, or just plain unmotivated at the end of the semester? Join Leadership@CUA for a renewal workshop where you can rediscover your passion for all that you do and learn tips for keeping over-stimulation, hectic schedules, and too many commitments at bay.

"Student Leadership Renewal" will be held December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Pryz 321.



 For questions about Leadership@CUA,
visit the Office of Campus Activities 
in Pryzbyla 125 or