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Capstone Scholars

Student Leadership

We believe students can find themselves by leading others. With a number of in-house options, our students are able to hone their leadership skills while also giving back to the Capstone Scholars Program and the Columbia community as a whole.

Student Leader Groups

Capstone Connectors

The Capstone Connector program links interested first-year students with trained upperclassmen based upon their interests and goals at the university. These pairs meet at a minimum of twice per month to ease our incoming students' transition from high school to college.

For more information, contact Jessie McNevin.

Service Team

From excursions with established Columbia volunteer organizations to trips out of town, this group of scholars is committed to bringing service opportunities to students in the Capstone Scholars Program. Come see how we have served others!

For more information, contact Cassie Davis.


Capstone Scholars Leadership Program (CSLP)

This eight-week program occurs each spring semester during the evening. Capstone Scholars Leadership Program (CSLP) is designed with emerging leaders in mind, typically first and second year students. This course focuses on theories related to relational leadership and provides opportunities to apply them to one’s everyday life. With assistance from the staff and peer instructors, each student will also practice strategic thinking by creating an action plan for an idea they would like to implement on campus or in their organization! This course can be for credit (1 hour) or uncredited, and students receive a certificate upon completion. Any of our Scholars are welcome to apply in the fall.


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