We work alongside students to help them discover who they are by exploring their values, interests, and skills through leadership development and community engagement.

Leadership Opportunities

Our first-year leadership opportunities, or FLO’s, place students in small-groups to foster closer friendships while helping them transition to college life. Through weekly meetings and activities, an overnight retreat, and community service, students will turn their passions into purpose.

Lead NOW (Network of Women) is a program for first-year students to discover what it means to be a woman and a leader.   Instagram: tculeadnow

LEAPS (Leaders Engaging & Assisting People through Service) is a program for first-year students to discover what it means to be a servant leader through community engagement and personal growth.

Contact leadership@tcu.edu for more information

The Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a 7-week experience where students meet weekly to explore their values and skills alongside a group of peers to expand their perspectives as leaders. ALP is a leadership development program for students looking to learn about the foundations of leadership and identify opportunities to lead on campus.

Applications open each semester. Contact leadership@tcu.edu with any questions.

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Chancellor’s Leadership Program

The Chancellor’s Leadership Program (CLP) offers students a multi-year, guided experience to learn how leadership development contributes to their education and their communities with a strong focus on social change.

TCU campus commons, showing Frog Fountain and Scharbauer Hall..Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter, October 31, 2017

Students selected for CLP participate in a weekly seminar held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm. Throughout CLP students are able to identify their leadership style and strengths, participate in leadership retreats, create meaningful dialogue with their cohort peers, serve their community, and complete a Social Change Legacy Project. The Social Change Legacy Project provides students with an opportunity to create lasting social change in their communities focusing on a social topic of their choice.


CLP recruits new students each spring to begin the program in the Fall of their sophomore year. Students must have for at least another 5 semesters remaining at TCU to commit to CLP. Applications are reviewed by Leadership & Experiential Learning staff.

  • Applicants will be invited to participate in an interview
  • Decisions and notifications will be sent via email
  • The newly selected cohort will begin the program the following semester

NOTE: Students selected for CLP will be REQUIRED to attend a weekly seminar (on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm).

Dates will be provided if you are selected for the program.

Contact leadership@tcu.edu with any questions concerning applications and recommendations.


CliftonStrengths gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents–the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology, CliftonStrengths is used at universities across the country and has helped more than 2 million people achieve academic, career, and personal success (gallupstrengthscenter.com).

We provide Strengths workshops for classes, teams, and organizations!

We also offer individual coaching for more personal exploration.

Request a Strengths session here

Reach out to leadership@tcu.edu with any questions.


LeaderKids is a unique service based leadership opportunity for TCU students to act as mentors for 8th graders in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). By collaborating with Leadership Fort Worth and FWISD, TCU is able to bridge the gap in leadership development of 8th graders. Whether it is in monthly meetings with the 8th graders or through internship/training opportunities, students will be challenged to grow their knowledge and skills of leadership.

Road Frogs logo with Fort Worth city skyline.

Road Frogs offers TCU students opportunities to explore and learn about Fort Worth. Road Frogs coordinates monthly field trips to different Fort Worth businesses, cultural sites, and activities. Field trips are free for students.

Dates for field trips will be released at the beginning of each semester.

Contact leadership@tcu.edu with any questions about field trip participation.

Community Engagement

Students are encouraged to participate in meaningful service opportunities in order to become better leaders in their community.

Check out the opportunities we provide on our calendar of events, check back for Fall 2023 updates soon.

TCU Service Opportunities Engage Page

TCU Day of Service is a campus-wide Day of Service that takes place each fall at TCU. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni meet on campus, then volunteer together at multiple sites around Fort Worth. TCU Day of Service is envisioned to introduce the members of the TCU community to the surrounding Fort Worth community and aims to establish ongoing relationships with local service organizations. Our mission: a TCU tradition of service, impacting the community and uniting our community.

TCU Students Interested in Participating

For updates and information visit our Engage page.

TCU Day of Service Engage Page

Community Partners

Are you a community partner that has a project that needs volunteers? We value our community partners. If you have a project that may be a great fit for TCU Day of Service, please out this form.

Community Partners Day of Service Interest Form

Service groups travel across the country and partner with local organizations to serve their community.

Check back for future trip information.

Past Trips

Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Homes 2020

March 8-13

The Hurricane Harvey Alternative Spring Break partnered with SBP in Houston to help rebuild a resident’s home that was destroyed by flooding.


Southern Service Tour 2019

March 12-15

The Spring Southern Service Tour explored three vibrant cities in the South: Little Rock, Arkansas/Memphis, Tennessee/ Shreveport, Louisiana. Trip participants worked with local partners in each city and service areas for the trip to include: Youth Services, Homelessness/Hunger Insecurity, and Community Renewal.

Break A Difference 2018

March 11-17

Break A Difference Spring Break service trip participants traveled to Galveston, Texas where they worked with Break a Difference and Rebuilding Together Houston on Hurricane Harvey disaster relief projects.

Is your organization looking for TCU students to volunteer?  Please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Request Form

Due to the volume of requests for volunteers that we get, we serve primarily as an information bank for our students. The more we know about your organization and the volunteer opportunities, the better we are able to make a “match” or direct the opportunity to an appropriate student, student group or organization. We provide information about organizations and opportunities to students, and it’s up to them to contact you directly to arrange the volunteer work. We’re unable to guarantee any volunteers, but we do our best to promote the opportunities to our students.