Connections Leadership Program

The Connections Leadership Program (CLP) is a signature program for development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self, group, and community, and who are empowered to effect sustainable change.




About CLP

CLP has a 20-year history at Seattle University. Since 1998 more than 700 first-year and transfer students of color have elected to come to campus before Welcome Week to network and build relationships with one another and with upper-class Peer Mentors.

CLP builds on students' Summer In Seattle orientation by providing social networks and dialogues about what it means to be a successful student of color and an effective leader at SU. The program begins with a three-day immersion, focused on creating meaningful connections with other new students of color, upper class peer mentors, staff and faculty, and the larger Seattle community. CLP continues throughout the academic year with regular cohort meetings and social family gathering. CLP is committed to providing leadership skill development, academic success support, and social networking.


CLP 2019 Registration

Immersion dates: September 18-20, 2019

Cost: $65

Register HERE

The CLP registration form will be open from Monday, July 22- Wednesday, August 21st. CLP is open to the first 55 students who register online. The first 55 students who register will receive an email confirmation. We will begin a waitlist once the slots have been filled.

The $65 registration fee helps to cover the cost of the program. We will collect payments (cash or check) at check-in on September 18th. There are limited partial and full scholarships available for those in need of financial assistance.