I-LEAD® is ACUI's premier student program, designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change.

I-LEAD® offers an opportunity for the college students to focus on personal growth and other issues facing our world. The institute prepares students to develop skills that will serve them as leaders in any situation, regardless of role, organization, or environment.

Learning Outcomes

The key intended outcome of students participating in I-LEAD® is that they will be able to relate the meaning of community and its importance to the role of the college union and student activities back to their leadership experiences beyond the institute.

Intercultural Proficiency
Additional Outcomes


Both I-LEAD® sessions will follow the same format and same schedule.

June 4–9, University of Massachusetts–Lowell

Sunday, June 4 (Day One)
Monday, June 5 (Day Two)
Tuesday, June 6 (Day Three)
Wednesday, June 7 (Day Four)
Thursday, June 8 (Day Five)
Friday, June 9 (Day Six)

July 23–28, Kansas State University

Sunday, July 23 (Day One)
Monday, July 24 (Day Two)
Tueday, July 25 (Day Three)
Wednesday, July 26 (Day Four)
Thursday, July 27 (Day Five)
Friday, July 28 (Day Six)


Registration include all meals and lodging during the event. See the Lodging section for more details regarding accommodations.

June 4–9, University of Massachusetts–Lowell

Early (by May 17)
Regular (May 18–25)



July 23–28, Kansas State University

Early (by June 13)
Regular (June 14–July 14)



Travel and Lodging

Lodging for both the Massachusetts and Kansas sessions of I-LEAD®, lodging is provided in an on-campus residence hall. Students may checkin Sunday and a check out Friday. All participants will reside in double rooms with a roommate. Bed linens include flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow, pillow case, blanket, and bath towel. Feel free to pack additional items for your comfort. Early checkin to the residence hall is available for Saturday night. The cost is $50/night per student. Please add this option during the registration process.

Massachusetts Arrival Details
Student’s should expect to check in at the University Suites Residence Hall (327 Aiken St., Lowell, MA 01854) on the East Campus at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell prior to the start of the program. Please allow for enough time to check into your residence hall room and to drop off your luggage prior to 2 p.m. For those who are driving to campus, parking is available at the East Campus Garage (47 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA 01854), located across the street from University Suites.

Kansas Arrival Details
The program will begin around 2 p.m. Sunday, so please arrange flights that arrive to the airport no later than Noon.

Departure Details
The program ends around Noon on Friday, so please arrange flights that arrive to the airport no earlier than 2 p.m.

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Host I-LEAD® in 2018

ACUI is seeking a host location for 2018.

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