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Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning


The first step in earning Graduation with Leadership Distinction is to complete the GLD Orientation through Blackboard. 

Getting started with GLD:

  1. Watch orientation video at the right.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Fill in experiences in your application the semester you have them. Don’t wait! We verify your experiences as you go.
  4. Save artifacts - papers, pictures, PowerPoints, and videos that you create as part of a class or in your beyond the classroom experiences.  You will need reflections on your experiences, along with examples of your work for your ePortfolio!
  5. Make an appointment to talk with a GLD advisor to ensure you are on track and answer any questions you might have.  Look under Involvement and Engagement for CIEL.

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