About Our Programs

Our signature Wildcat Leadership Institute programs include:

Launch Experience for Transfer Success (LET’S) Program

The Launch Experience for Transfer Success is semester-long program designed specifically for transfer students. Participants network with alumni and employers, connect with campus resources, and develop a personalized plan to achieve their career goals. Participants also earn one of the WLI leadership certificates.  Click here to learn more about LET’S and to apply.

Freshman Leadership Opportunity (FLO)

FLO is a year-long program designed for freshmen who want to get involved in the Chico State campus and community. Students make connections with FLO participants, discover their leadership interests, and engage in leadership opportunities across campus. Participants also earn one of the WLI leadership certificates.  Click here to learn more about FLO and to apply.

WLI Certificate Program

The WLI offers multiple semester-long certificate programs. Participants develop leadership skills that employers seek when they recruit at Chico State, and they network with alumni and employers. Students who complete 4 WLI Certificates become members of the 1887 Leadership Society. Click here to learn which Certificates are offered during fall 2018 and to apply.

WLI Speaker Series

The WLI Speaker Series features speakers and alumni from all backgrounds and experiences that share their leadership expertise and advice with our Chico State students, faculty, and staff. These events are open to the entire campus community.

Campus Colleagues Series

The Campus Colleagues Series recognizes that Chico State faculty and staff are leaders within our campus and Chico communities. This series strives to enhance those leadership experiences and provide ongoing leadership development opportunities for the campus community.


LeadCat is a one-day event before the start of the fall semester that exposes first-year and transfer students to ways to get involved across campus and in our Chico community. Participants engage in activities to help them connect with each other and current student leaders. To learn more and apply for  the next LeadCat on Saturday, August 25th, please click here.