About the Program


LEAP, which stands for Leadership Education and Advising Program, intends to help incoming first year students connect with outstanding student leaders here on campus. Students in the LEAP program will live on the Leadership floor in Central Campus Residence Hall during their first year. These students will go through leadership training and development programs, organized by the LEAP advisors and Leadership Resident Assistants. In addition, each LEAP student will be carefully matched with a Peer Mentor who will help students to transition to our campus and become active in the UAH community.

LEAP Peer Mentors

A Peer Mentor (PM) assists first-year students in their transition from high school to UAH by providing support and guidance. This is accomplished by the Peer Mentor actively participating in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Throughout the year, the focus will be building a relationship with their assigned first year mentee and through attending events and meetings. LEAP focuses on all aspects of adjustment: social, academic and mental wellness.

By becoming a Peer Mentor, student leaders will help to guide our next generation of UAH Chargers. Mentoring is a rewarding experience for all those involved. The relationship that is formed between the mentor and the person being mentored is built on trust, respect and the common goal of bettering one’s ability to succeed. Mentors will also receive access to great training topics and professional development opportunities.

Benefits of Joining LEAP

  • Being paired with an upperclassmen Peer Mentor
  • Meeting over 125 new people before the rest of campus even moves in
  • Programs specifically geared towards leadership development
  • Living with other first-year members of LEAP
  • Moving onto campus early with meals provided- free of charge! (August 10th)
  • T-shirts! And other fun giveaways!

How to Apply:

Complete your online housing application by visiting and preference living in the leadership community. 

Complete the online LEAP registration - click here!

Check your email for more details about the LEAP Experience.


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