Leadership Certificates

Wh​y do a leadership certificate program?

A leadership certificate serves as an additional co-curricular, outside the classroom, learning experience on your journey as a CU Denver student. These programs include a set of focused experiences including workshops, service, and reflection that enhance your knowledge about a topic and yourself.

Once completed, you can add your certificate to your resume. Then, when you're speaking to potential employers you will be able to discuss what you learned in the area of your certificate in addition to  what you learned in the classroom. You have your entire college career to work on the requirements and complete your certificate.

When and w​here are leadership certificates awarded?

  • Fall semester completion: Students can pick up their certificate In the Office of Student Life,Tivoli #303, or at the last Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting of the fall semester
  • Spring semester completion: Students will receive their certificate at the Milo Awards, typically hosted in late April

Current L​eadership Certificates:

Leadership Certificate in Sustainability

The Leadership Certificate (LC) in Sustainability focuses on leadership skills and knowledge about the primary areas of sustainability as addressed at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC).  This is a partnership program with the Auraria Sustainable Campus Project (ASCP). 


Submit a leadership certificate registration form, complete 10 workshops, six on sustainability topics and four on leadership topics, complete 20 hours of community service in the area of sustainability, write a reflection paper and participate in an exit interview.

Workshop Dates & Description

Volunteer Information

Intercultural Engagement Certificate

In partnership with the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for Identity & Inclusion, the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Student Life, the Intercultural Engagement Certificate (IEC) program is designed to encourage student involvement in diversity workshops, cultural events, and other IEC certified gatherings. 

  • Learn about different cultures
  • Make friends with people from around the world
  • Showcase your cultural sensitivity to graduate schools and employers by earning the IEC