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LeADERS Candidates

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Welcome, LeADERS Candidate!

Welcome to our LeADERS Candidates webpage! This page provides helpful resources for students who have completed the online LeADERS Candidate Interest Form and are a part of the program. Here you can find information about LeADERS orientation and advising, relevant events, and completing your ePortfolio.


Please review the LeADERS Program Guidelines to learn more about what is expected of you as a LeADERS Candidate.

LeADERS Student Orientation



Get Started - Orientation & Advising Resources

LeADERS Orientation

In order to move forward as a LeADERS Candidate, students who have submitted the LeADERS Candidate Interest Form MUST complete the LeADERS Online Orientation. Orientation modules are located in the LeADERS Candidates Canvas Course, which students are typically added to within one week of completing the online LeADERS Candidate Interest Form. The orientation modules are designed to help LeADERS Candidates learn more about program requirements and also go through the process of activating their LeADERS ePortfolio template.

In addition to the Online Orientation, all students must receive ePortfolio Support at least one time on their LeADERS ePortfolio. Finally, all LeADERS Candidates will complete the Program Completion Modules in Canvas during their final semester prior to graduation.

To access the Online Orientation/ePortfolio Support/Program Completion Modules:

  1. Log in to Canvas using the MyODU Portal.
  2. Select the 'Courses' tab in the left-hand menu.
  3. Select the 'LEADERS CANDIDATES' Canvas course.
  4. Select 'Modules'.
  5. Select 'LeADERS Orientation Module'.
  6. Read the Overview instructions and through the entire and follow instructions. There will be a form to fill out at the end that you must do in order for us to mark your orientation as complete

*Please note: The Online Orientation must be completed PRIOR TO the Program Completion Modules.*


LeADERS Candidate Advising Resources

Below are advising resources for students who are a part of or are interested in LeADERS:

  • Degree Works Presentation: This presentation gives an overview of features on the LeADERS tab in Degree Works for students who are LeADERS Candidates. It also shows how to process a 'What If' report for students who are interested in LeADERS.
  • LeADERS Courses with Minimal Prerequisites: This Excel sheet lists several LeADERS courses that have minimal prerequisites, many of which may be used to help Candidates complete Option D of the ODU general education requirements.
  • Course Search Presentation: This presentation shows how Candidates can search for LeADERS courses each semester using the Course Search tool.

**The LeADERS Team recommends that students consult with their academic advisor prior to making any class schedule changes for the LeADERS Program.**

Stay Engaged - Events & Gallery

LeADERS Program Events & Deadlines - Spring 2022

LeADERS Open Office Hours

LeADERS ePortfolio Help Sessions

  • Thurs, Sept 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm: Student Success Center 2026
  • Thurs, Oct 6th, 12:30-1:30pm: bit.ly/epopenstudio
  • Thurs, Oct 20th, 12:30-1:30pm: Student Success Center 2026
  • Thurs, Nov 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm: bit.ly/epopenstudio

Deadlines for Dec 2022 Graduates

  • Mon, Nov 14th: Priority eP Submission Deadline via Canvas Completion Modules
  • Mon, Nov 28th: Final eP Submission Deadline via Canvas Completion Modules

The LeADERS Medal Ceremony for Dec 2022 Graduates is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 16th, 5-6pm. The tentative plan is to host the ceremony in-person.


LeADERS Gallery

Check out our LeADERS program photos and videos here!

Finish Strong-Finalizing Your ePortfolio

In your final semester of the program, you will complete the Program Completion Modules in Canvas, which are designed to guide you through a review of your LeADERS portfolio. All LeADERS Candidates will have access to these modules at any time during the program.

Students planning to to participate in the December 2022 Commencement ceremony should complete these modules by Monday, November 14th for the priority deadline (and the opportunity to implement feedback; pick up your medal prior to Commencement). Final submissions will NOT be accepted after Monday, November 28th.

After completing the LeADERS Candidate Interest Form, students are entered into the LeADERS Candidate Canvas site. Then, to access the Program Completion Modules on Canvas:

  1. Log in to Canvas using the MyODU Portal.
  2. Select the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Select the 'LEADERS CANDIDATES' Canvas Course.
  4. Select 'Modules'
  5. Select 'Program Completion Module' from the list.
  6. You should see a checklist to ensure you have completed all program requirements, then you will submit your LeADERS ePortfolio for review.

*Please note: The Online Orientation must be completed PRIOR TO the Program Completion Modules (October 24, 2022 deadline for December 2022 graduates).*



What Does LeADERS Look Like if I am a...

First-year student (0-29 credit hours)?

As a first-year student, you have plenty of time to plan and work towards LeADERS Bronze/Silver/Gold!

Things you can do right now:

  • Complete the online student interest form for LeADERS and the Online Orientation in Canvas
  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program area
  • Activate your LeADERS ePortfolio (during the Online Orientation) and begin to add content and work on the design

Sophomore Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Take necessary prerequisites for your planned LeADERS courses
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program area
  • Continue to work on your LeADERS ePotfolio/meet with an eP assistant for help

Junior Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Start taking your planned 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Add content into your LeADERS ePortfolio/meet with an eP assistant for help

Senior Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Finish taking 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Complete your LeADERS ePortfolio and the Completion Modules in Canvas
  • Wear your LeADERS Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal during Commencement!

Sophomore (30-59 credit hours)?

As a sophomore, you still have plenty of time to plan and work towards LeADERS Bronze/Silver/Gold!

Things you can do right now:

  • Complete the online student interest form for LeADERS and the Online Orientation in Canvas
  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program area
  • Take necessary prerequisites for your planned LeADERS courses
  • Activate your LeADERS ePortfolio (during the Online Orientation) and begin to add content and work on the design

Junior Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program areaStart taking your planned 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Continue to work on and add content to your LeADERS ePortfolio/meet with an eP assistant for help

Senior Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Finish taking 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Complete your LeADERS ePortfolio and the Completion Module in Canvas
  • Wear your LeADERS Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal during Commencement!

Junior (60-89 credit hours)?

As a junior, you still likely have time to plan and work towards LeADERS Bronze/Silver/Gold!

Things you can do right now:

  • Complete the online student interest form for LeADERS and the Online Orientation in Canvas
  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Use Degree Works to identify LeADERS courses you may have already completed
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program area
  • Take necessary prerequisites for your planned LeADERS courses
  • Start taking your planned 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Begin work on your LeADERS ePortfolio/meet with an eP assistant for help

Senior Year:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Finish taking 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Complete your LeADERS ePortfolio and the Completion Module in Canvas
  • Wear your LeADERS Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal during Commencement!

Senior (90+ credit hours)?

Don’t worry! As a senior, you still may be able to plan and work towards LeADERS Bronze/Silver/Gold!

Things you can do right now:

  • Complete the online student interest form for LeADERS and the Online Orientation in Canvas
  • Use Degree Works to identify LeADERS courses you may have already completed
  • Plan LeADERS courses in Degree Works with your advisor
  • Consider participating in a co-curricular (non-class) experience - LeADERS Candidates are able to do this for 1 program area
  • Enroll in LeADERS courses
  • Begin work on your LeADERS ePortfolio/meet with an eP assistant for help
  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates

Your Final Semester:

  • Attend special events and opportunities for LeADERS Candidates
  • Finish taking 300- and 400-level LeADERS courses
  • Complete your LeADERS ePortfolio and the Completion Modules in Canvas
  • Wear your LeADERS Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal during Commencement!

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