LEAD Program Policy
The Leadership Enrichment and Academic Development (L.E.A.D.) program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to promote academic achievement and increase the college graduation rates of first generation college students and students from economically challenged families. The L.E.A.D. program provides opportunities for these specific students to participate in academic skill development workshops and tutoring, peer study and mentoring groups, financial aid resource exploration, cultural enrichment programs, and graduate school preparation. The program also provides grant aid awards to qualified students.
LEAD students are provided access to counselors who are trained to foster student development through personal, academic, and career counseling. Beginning Fall 2009, all Fisk students who are eligible to participate in the program, based upon the U.S. Department of Education federal income guidelines, are required to enroll in L.E.A.D. The application process must be completed upon campus arrival with program staff, preferably within the first two weeks of the semester. Eligible students who choose not to participate in L.E.A.D. and subsequently fail to attain a 2.0 GPA may have their appeals for readmission or reconsideration of academic sanctions automatically denied.
For all questions and information, please contact:
Director of the L.E.A.D. Program