about leep center

About the LEEP Center

Housed in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, the LEEP Center delivers a range of helpful services for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni and families, academic and University offices, and community and institutional partners and employers.

  • We support students in their personal and professional development by facilitating meaningful exploration, intentional engagement, thoughtful preparation, integrative learning, and insightful reflection.
  • We offer holistic advising, a range of preprofessional and civic opportunities, and a variety of resources and services designed to foster capacities of effective practice that prepare students for life after Clark.
  • We collaborate with academic and University offices, employers, community and institutional partners, alumni, and families to connect students with life-changing opportunities and prepare them to become informed contributors to society.

To connect students with, and prepare them for, transformative experiences that can be leveraged for future opportunities.

  • Student-centered. The best interests in promoting the personal and professional development of our students is at the heart of all of our decision-making, offerings, and advising.
  • Collaboration. We strongly promote collaboration within the LEEP Center and beyond, recognizing that we are but one set of linkages that form a student’s network of support.
  • Creativity and innovation. A purpose-driven organization, we embrace change, creativity, and new ideas as we endeavor to support our students in their development.
  • Professionalism. We exemplify and model professional behavior in all that we do, including our interactions with students, staff, and faculty, in our communications, and in our demeanor.
  • Respect and thoughtfulness. We proceed by upholding the dignity of each person and by embracing a culture of learning.
  • Effective leadership. We strive to be leaders within and beyond the LEEP Center, engaging others in the work we do and serving as role models to students and staff alike.

Awards and Honors

Clark University’s LEEP Center and its advisers regularly receive national recognition for helping students navigate college academics, on- and off-campus experiential learning opportunities and life after graduation. Here are just a few of the accolades:

“The National Resource Center annually honors “institutions that have designed and implemented outstanding collaborative initiatives enhancing significant transitions during the undergraduate experience” and which demonstrate “the effectiveness of the initiative in supporting student success, learning, and development at a variety of transition points beyond the first college year.”

Clark University was honored as part of the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This award recognizes higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. It’s the highest federal recognition a higher education institution can receive for its community service work.

  • Best Colleges Online ranked Clark’s Career Services at Number 2 on its list of “20 Colleges with the Best Career Services.” Among the 24 institutions on the list are Wake Forest University, Northeastern University, University of Texas at Austin and Barnard College.

Clark University was recognized for its commitment to community engagement by being named a Carnegie Community Engaged Campus. Clark is one of 361 institutions that hold this classification.

Clark University ranked 31 out of the country’s top 40 doctorate granting universities in study abroad according to Open Doors 2014 Report on International Educational Exchange. This is a report issued each year by the Institute of International Education Inc., and funded by the U.S. Department of State.