LEADS is an acronym that stands for Leadership Experience through Academic Development and Service. The LEADS program focuses on developing and practicing leadership skills and styles, as well as exploring service opportunities both on campus and in the local Champaign-Urbana community.

Location and Contact

Fourth floor of Weston Hall.

Contact Information
Phone: 217-244-9700


Programs and Fees

Benefits include special for-credit courses for LEADS residents, leadership and professional development resources and programs, and access to LEADS library collection at the Ikenberry Residence Hall Library.

A fee of $200 to support the co-curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities in this community is added to the academic year living costs.

Course Information

In addition to our LEADS LLC cohort course, Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 260), residents have priority access to courses in social sciences, social problems and entrepreneurship and a wide range of other subjects.

Courses offered in the LLC are conveniently hosted on site and typically smaller in size. These courses cover a wide range of subjects and include unique experiential learning opportunities. LLC courses fulfill degree and general education requirements as well as requirements for the leadership certificate and minor in leadership.