Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

LEAP Program

Building on Hamilton's tradition of cultivating leadership, Hamilton students in conjunction with the Levitt Center and the Dean of Students Office created the Leadership Experience And Preparation (LEAP) program to promote the development of leadership skills among first-year students.  

During their first semester on campus, all LEAP participants take a leadership course for credit in addition to participating in weekly leadership training exercises in groups of 6-8 first-year students and two upperclass mentors.   

The participants will develop six skills necessary to become a highly effective leader: self-awareness, organization, negotiation, active listening, public speaking, and networking. In the second semester, students will complete a group leadership project to create positive change at Hamilton — a "Leadership In Action" project, supervised and guided by the upperclass mentors.

By the end of their first year, LEAP students will have attained the tools necessary to develop their leadership potential and encourage a culture of leadership at Hamilton.

For more information about LEAP, please contact LEAP Directors via the Levitt Center.

LEAP In the News

Hamilton College News Feed
The Spectator

LEAP Mentors for 2013-14

  • Jack Boyle
  • Maggie Doolin
  • Hunter Green
  • Isaac Handley-Miner
  • Nicole LaBarge
  • Morgan Markman
  • Marla Marquez
  • Jessica Moulite
  • Andrew Nichols
  • Meghan O'Sullivan
  • Sarah Pfund
  • Eren Shultz
  • Brady Sprague
  • Ramon Villalona

LEAP Student Advisor:
Anthony Jackson

LEAP Faculty Advisor:
Chris Willemsen