Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Based on the philosophy of Vince Lombardi's quote, "Leaders aren't born, they are made and they are made just like anything else, through hard work," Levis Leadership is a selective program that enhances and nurtures the leadership development of its students over the course of four years. The purpose of the program is to provide the selected group of students with leadership education and training which provides limitless possibilities for growth and development.

Through Levis Leadership, you will be given ample opportunities to meet new people, connect with involvement opportunities, step outside your comfort zone, and practice leadership. We invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity

About Levis Leadership

We believe leadership is a journey rather than a destination. Each year, approximately 40 incoming freshmen, out of hundreds of applicants, are selected for this experiential scholarship program and have the opportunity to participate in up to four years of leadership development. Students in the program not only earn a $1,000 scholarship in their first year and $750 per year for three additional years, but they also gain critical leadership skills and abilities through a classroom experience during their first year and meetings/projects during their second, third, and fourth years. The Levis Leadership program helps develop leaders across all majors. Levis students will receive mentorship and guidance from student facilitators throughout all four years of the experience. While there is a significant time commitment incorporated into this leadership program, the student participants will graduate from the program with incredible leadership abilities and lifelong friends!

We Embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity of thought and experience is valued in this program. We are looking for individuals who have a willingness to grow in their leadership skills and style. Open-minded students who are accepting of and willing to learn from others excel in this program. Levis Leadership aims to ensure every member feels included, respected and free from discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe that leaders should create inclusive environments for all people, stand up for social justice, and advocate for social change.



  • Application available: Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Application priority deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (Early submissions are highly encouraged)
  • Semi-finalists notified: By Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Finalists notified of their acceptance into Levis Leadership: By Friday, May 3, 2024



Click on each aspect of the program below to learn more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership at 419.530.4944.

Last Updated: 9/22/23