Presidential Leadership Program

Bloomsburg University's Presidential Leadership Program (PLP) is designed to provide students with opportunities to further develop leadership skills and promote a sense of community. This is done by engaging students in active learning that empowers them to "practice what we preach" as a university.

Through PLP, students ...

  • further develop leadership potential
  • enjoy a rich and supportive residential learning community
  • are challenged to think critically about real-world problems
  • are given opportunities to develop and utilize problem-solving strategies
  • are engaged on campus and in the community through meaningful service
  • enhance their communication and career planning skills

In 1996 the Bloomsburg University Foundation began funding 25 scholarships for freshmen who were acknowledged leaders in high schools and in their communities. PLP students incorporate four facets of involvement throughout the academic year to include:

  • events with the University President
  • monthly community service projects
  • monthly FUN activities
  • monthly educational workshops

PLP provides an integrated, sequenced set of programs to assist students in continuing their own leadership development. Each role or activity
builds on the previous year, so students can anticipate something new and exciting as well as more challenging opportunities for personal growth. Annual service projects provide PLP members with opportunities to put their learning into practice as they reach out to help others.