LeaderShape Catalyst is a one-day session offered each semester. It is open to freshman, sophomore, junior, and non-graduating senior level students.

Each student who participates in LeaderShape Catalyst is encouraged to embrace “a healthy disregard for the impossible” and to create a vision of something that he or she would like to see developed, changed, or improved in their campus, community, and even worldwide.  After completing the program, participants continue to work toward making their visions become realities with support from the Leadership and Service Center.

During the program session participants will:

  • Explore what it means to choose your own authentic path.
  • Understand how you best connect and contribute to the groups and causes you care about.
  • Commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups or communities you are a part of.


You can be nominated to attend the LeaderShape Catalyst through your academic department or through various departments within the Division of Student Affairs, or you can apply independently.

Applications for the Texas A&M LeaderShape Catalyst will open each fall and spring on this page.

More information about the national LeaderShape Institute and its programs can be found at