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Pioneer Leadership Program

Pioneer Leadership Program

Pioneer Leadership Program


As an incoming first year DU student, you are required to live on campus.  The Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) makes it possible for you to live with 65 other motivated, committed and like-minded students, stimulating a strong community of leadership learning.  PLP students live together in the endearing and historic Johnson-McFarlane Hall.  Special events, retreats, team projects and focused dialogues on the floor create a synergistic community of peers.  Students create relationships that allow deeper and more sustainable classroom projects, campus involvement and community partnerships. 

johnson mcfarlane residence hall

The residential component is considered one of the most valuable assets of the first year PLP experience.  A second-year optional residential opportunity in Nelson Hall is extended to all eligible students continuing in the minor.  Registration for this second year option is given priority access for room choices on the designated PLP second-year floor.


Student Profile

Student profile: Manoj Bandreddi Christopher Florez

Hometown: San Jose, CA 
Business Management and Sociology
Year: 2019

What is the best part of living with your fellow PLPers?
Living with people who come from all walks of life, along with interacting with this community on a daily basis to effectively push the DU community forward is truly incredible!