We believe students can find themselves by leading others. With a number of in-house
options, our students are able to hone their leadership skills while also giving back
to the Capstone Scholars Program and the Columbia community as a whole.
Student Leader Groups
These student employees are paid to run the front desk, represent our office during
admissions events and organize information so that we can better help our students.
This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain administrative and public
For more information: Katie Zimmerle
The Capstone Connector program links interested first-year students with trained upperclassmen
based upon their interests and goals at the university. These pairs meet at a minimum
of twice per month to ease our incoming students' transition from high school to college.
For more information: Jessie McNevin
A cohort of Capstone Scholars, this council is dedicated to providing social experiences
for students in the program, both on and off-campus. This is a great opportunity for
students who are interested in event planning, social media advertising and coming
up with creative ways to bring people together.
For more information: Duncan Culbreth
From excursions with established Columbia volunteer organizations to trips out of
town, this group of scholars is committed to bringing service opportunities to students
in the Capstone Scholars Program.
For more information: Cassie Davis
Capstone Scholars Leadership Program (CSLP)
This eight-week program occurs each spring semester during the evening. Capstone Scholars
learn how to become better leaders through professionalism, multiculturalism and introspection.
This course is not for academic credit, but students receive a certification upon
completion. Any of our Scholars are welcome to apply in the fall.