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

All LEADS courses are university courses taught through university academic departments by departmentally appointed instructors. Courses are credited through academic departments and appear on your transcripts as regular, credit courses.

Each semester LEADS will offer courses that are either directly or indirectly related to developing leadership skills. The primary academic course offered to LEADS LLC members is LEAD 140: Harnessing Your Interpersonal Intelligence. Students who would like to become members of the LEADS LLC Council are encouraged to enroll in this course during the second 8 weeks of the Fall Semester.