Bears L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D. with leadership, empowerment, achievement and diversity

Bears L.E.A.D. is an initiative created out of Missouri State’s commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive environment for all students. We serve to immerse diverse and first-generation students into the college experience while enhancing their academic success through: 

  • monthly community meetings
  • monthly one-on-one success coaching and mentoring
  • social events
  • access to our quiet study space with computers, printers, and snacks
  • opportunities to build community with peers, faculty, and staff

Our transition programming is designed for first- and second-year students. Bears L.E.A.D. students who meet semester requirements receive a $150 bookstore stipend. 

Join Bears L.E.A.D.

Interested in an experience for diverse and first-generation first- and second-year students, an experience designed to help you succeed academically, personally and socially? Apply for Bears L.E.A.D. today!