Leadership Academy

Students in the academy earn six FREE college credits through two courses. One is a three credit-hour course on the history of the Black and Chicano Civil Rights Movements, and the other a threshold seminar that prepares them for the transition from high school to college level course work and responsibilities. The credits earned will meet two general or elective education requirements, REGARDLESS OF A STUDENT'S MAJOR. Successful completion of the academy also provides a jump start on the road to the “15 to Finish” goal set to help students graduate from college in four years.

The academy goes beyond mere summer classes. A variety of social events, field trips and leadership building group activities are integrated throughout to help students connect with the campus and each other. An abundance of academic resources, excellent faculty, knowledgeable peer mentors, success coaches, and administrators all have one simple goal...student success! 

The Summer Leadership Academy is for graduating high school senior students that plan on attending IU South Bend in the Fall. A maximum of 40 students will be accepted into the academy. For priority consideration applicants must:

  • Apply and be accepted into IU South Bend
  • Complete a 2020/2021 FAFSA
  • Submit the Leadership Academy Application by May 1st for priority consideration
  • Register for the IU South Bend Placement Exams

We encourage you to discuss the Leadership Academy with your parents and your school counselor and if you have any additional questions. Also, please feel free to contact any of the Titan Success Coaches at (574) 520-4565.