D.U. Lead

DU Lead group photo

D.U. Lead is an intensive weekend institute for emerging leaders in the Denison community. Limited to a select number of first-year students, the D.U. Lead institute aims to address and develop a variety of leadership skills.

D.U. Lead is about leading with integrity and “Making Your Mark” within the Denison Community to create and sustain positive change. D.U. Lead participants participate in fun, interactive activities and simulations in a lively, upbeat environment. The social change model of leadership development is the theoretical basis for this Institute. Participants work closely with 8-10 peers in small groups called “clubs.” Participants will be mentored by junior/senior students who serve as club advisors.

Meet the D.U. Lead Club Advisors

How do I apply to participate in D.U. Lead?

The application is a short series of questions that should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. All applicants will receive confirmation of their applications.

What are the requirements of D.U. Lead?

All D.U. Lead applicants should be first-year Denison students. Participants must be available September 11-13, 2020.

Is there a charge to participate?

Students participating in DU Lead

D.U. Lead is FREE to all students who are selected and attend the Institute, however, if you cancel your participation fewer than seven (7) business days before the program, your student account will be charged $100. Applicants that are selected will receive a link to an online commitment form. Upon selection, applicants will be contacted by the Program Coordinators via email. Should you have any questions about this commitment form, please email the director of the Alford Community Leadership & Involvement Center.

D.U. Lead participants will also receive transportation to and from the location as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

When is D.U. Lead and where is it located?

DU Lead is held at Recreation Unlimited.

How can I get more information about D.U. Lead?

Students in a team building exercise

Feel free to contact the D.U. Lead Planning Team via email at leadershipfellows@denison.edu, or Director of the Alford Community Leadership & Involvement Center, Matthew Vetter

Denison University’s programs, offerings, events and arrangements are subject to change in the event of exigent circumstances, including the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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