Welcome to the Leadership Studies Program


The Leadership Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students in all majors, consisting of a 21-credit-hour leadership studies certificate and a 15-credit-hour leadership studies minor.

The program is designed for undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and colleges at Iowa State University who seek to study, understand and apply the principles of leadership in their current activities and, eventually, in their careers.

The Leadership Studies Program also coordinates the Global Leadership Study Abroad and Vermeer International Leadership programs, which are open to all undergraduate students.

Meet with an adviser to learn more about the program or enroll in the certificate or minor.

Get involved with the Leadership Studies Program, even if you are not enrolled in the certificate or minor.

Request a leadership studies faculty member to speak at your class or campus event.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This simple yet radical idea is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The human rights movement has made great strides in the past seven decades, but abuses still occur with saddening regularity. This month, Leadership Studies celebrates the successes of all those involved in impacting history and changing lives around the globe and challenges the Iowa State community to #StandUp4HumanRights. We invite you to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), featured here alongside the Declaration, and encourage you to learn more about the efforts happening at home and around the world. For more opportunities to connect your leadership with sustainable development and human rights, consider one of our LD ST courses or one of the many student organizations working on one or more of these issues.

To find out more about Universal Human Rights Month, visit our bulletin board on the third floor of Carver Hall.