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Leadership Development

Leadership Development

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers students several opportunities to develop their leadership potential. These opportunities are listed below. 



The Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) is an intensive four week program coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Enrollment is prioritized for African American, Latino, and Native American students who have been offered admission. The goal of PMP is to strengthen the academic, professional, and social skills of new students as they enter graduate school. PMP curricula and competencies will be delivered in modules, and will be supplemented by professional development and SPH orientation services. Participating students will receive a stipend that will be distributed as modules are satisfactorily completed. For more information, click here.


The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) is designed for current School of Public Health students interested in strengthening personal, academic and professional leadership skills for success at UIC and in their subsequent careers. The program offers participants an interactive learning environment in which students can focus on the development of interpersonal skills and grow as leaders. For more information, click here.


The Ambassador Program builds on skills learned in the PHLP and encourages Student Ambassadors to continue developing their leadership abilities and interests. In order to apply to be an ODI Ambassador, you must complete the PHLP. For more information, click here.

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