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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 87 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


Student Profile

Student profile: Ryan Baca Ryan Baca

Hometown: Chimayo, NM
Marketing and Business Information and Analytics
Year: Class of 2020

What is the best part of living with your fellow PLPers?
The community experience, by far! It was so inspiring to live with students who were passionate about different topics and turned that passion into purpose by creating different initiatives. The community experience allowed me to grow and provided me with the support to have a successful experience during my first year and friendships that will last beyond college.