SLiCE Leadership Programs:
Leadership Development Community

This residential learning community in Durward Hall provides you with a safe, inclusive, and fun learning community in which you are supported through the college transition with like-minded individuals. Leadership Development Community (LDC) members have the opportunity to continue the development of their leadership skills through a variety of involvement opportunities and participation in service projects, peer facilitation, and experiential learning. Leadership skills are further developed through workshops, class options, and copious opportunities for additional on-campus and community involvement.

Students have an opportunity to strengthen and expand their own knowledge of ethical leadership and civic engagement.

Email SLiCE with questions or for more information!


Leadership Development Community

Community Outcomes

Through experience, students will gain competency in the following areas: Academic Achievement and Knowledge Integration, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Development, Multicultural/Intercultural Competence, Leadership and Community Engagement and Personal and Career Preparation.


Residents of the LDC are selected from a competitive pool of CSU students for participation based on the quality of application materials and overall leadership experiences. For the LDC community to be a success we need students who are excited to develop their leadership skills and want to be connected with the floor community.

Student Employment

The LDC staff commits to providing information on upcoming programs/retreats, scheduling monthly community meetings, and sharing information about available service opportunities. Overall, for the LDC community to be a success, we need students who are excited to develop their leadership skills and want to be connected with the floor community.

Prospective Students

The Leadership Development Community is dedicated to making first year students experiences at CSU an easy transition that is fun, educational, and meaningful. Through the development of a tight-knit community, LDC-ers have found themselves highly involved and successful in areas across Colorado State University's campus.

Safe and Fun Learning Community with Like-Minded Individuals

The overall purpose of the LDC is to have members:

  • Participate in the REAL Experience leadership program, working toward a Leadership Preparation Certification (LPC).
  • Identify at least one leadership experience on campus for involvement.
  • Learn to create and implement leadership action plans for your college experience.

Engage in experiential opportunities such as service projects, program planning, community meetings, leadership retreats, etc.