RegisCorps

RegisCorps, Regis University’s Leadership Development Program, challenges students to become leaders in the service of others through classroom and experiential learning opportunities. Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius, RegisCorps invites students into a transformative leadership experience, preparing them to dedicate their lives for the common good.

Regis Corps, Regis University’s Leadership Development Program, strives to meet you where you are now and empower you to become a leader in service to others. Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius, Regis Corps invites students into a transformative leadership experience, preparing them to dedicate their lives for the common good. Through course work, workshops and service-learning opportunities, the program enables you to explore and discover your strengths, develop new skills and find your purpose among a community of like-minded peers.

Do you need more reason to participate?

  • Regis Corps members have the opportunity to participate in international service trips.
  • Regis Corps members are eligible for the Elaine Perry Leadership Scholarship funds.
  • Regis Corps members are introduced to leaders within the community who have accomplished success and have made a difference in the lives of others.
  • Regis Corps members have the opportunity to earn a leadership certificate that will enhance your marketability to future employers.
  • Regis Corps members build lasting relationships with their peers and memories that will last a lifetime!
  • Regis Corps members tend to be highly visible leaders and are exposed to a number of unique opportunities that come up in the community (i.e. scholarships, retreats, conferences, jobs, etc.)

Application Requirements

The application prerequisites to be fully admitted in the Regis Corps Leadership Certificate Program are:

  • An unofficial transcript with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Resume that includes leadership experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Leadership essay
  • Letter of intent
  • Completion of one para-curricular leadership course prior to applying (Heroic Leadership, Social Change, or Organizational Leadership)
Regis Corps Application

Leadership Emphasis Areas

Community Engagement
Entrepreneurship
Experiential Education
Organizational Leadership
Servant Leadership

Leadership Workshops

Students are required to fulfill four workshops in order to complete RegisCorps. The purpose of workshops is to help students build useful leadership skills. Each workshop will last 60-75 minutes covering topics that will enhance their experience in RegisCorps.

Workshop One: What is Leadership?

Is leadership a trait certain people are born with, or is it a skill to be learned? At this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of all leadership and learn to identify and better utilize their strengths to become better leaders. Tools utilized might include StrengthsQuest or the the Myers Briggs Personality Test.

Workshop Two: Leading a Team

What does it take to lead a team? The best leaders are excellent motivators and undoubtedly know how to employ unique team building strategies to strengthen their teams and encourage collaboration and support amongst members. At this workshop, attendees will learn how to do just that!

Workshop Three: Organization and Delegation

We all know that organization and delegation are keys to the success of any team and any event. At this workshop, participants will learn from teachers and mentors how to be organized, stay on task and on track, set deadlines and delegate efficiently.

Workshop Four: What do we do when things go wrong?

When working with a team of people, oftentimes things don’t go according to plan. Whether one is planning an on-campus college event or conducting a company staff meeting in the corporate professional working world, issues are bound to arise. At this workshop, we will discuss approaches to handling such issues. Attendees can expect to learn Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution skills one year, while the next year, we might discuss tactics for individual reevaluation and restructuring of expectation using the Forming, Storming, Norming approach.

Workshop Five: Culmination Capstone Workshop

When it comes right down to it, there is no one better to learn from than our friends, our colleagues, and ourselves. At this Capstone Workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of your peers and to share the tricks and tips you’ve developed along your own journey to become an incredible leader.

Scholarships

Elaine Perry Scholarship

Scholarship Establishment
The Elaine Perry Leadership Scholarship Endowment was established in 1986 through a gift from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation in memory of Elaine Frueauff Perry, a former member of the Foundation’s board and a good friend of former Regis University President and Chancellor Father Dave Clarke, S.J.  The scholarships funded by the Endowment are awarded upon a competitive and selective basis.  Recipients of this scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time traditional undergraduate student in Regis College or Rueckert-Hartman School of Healthcare Professions, demonstrate a commitment to leadership at Regis University, exhibit significant leadership potential and participate in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program. 

Scholarship Honoree
Elaine Perry was born in New York City in 1921. Her mother Antoinette (Tony) Perry, was a Denver native and a celebrated actress and director for whom the Tony Awards are named. Elaine Perry followed in her mother’s footsteps as an actress. Miss Perry began her acting career as an understudy to Ingrid Bergman in ''Liliom'' and later appeared in ''Glamour Preferred,'' ''No for an Answer'' and ''The Trojan Women.'' She was the stage manager of ''The Barretts of Wimpole Street'' starring Katherine Cornell, as a U.S.O. European production and later on Broadway. She produced several plays, including ''Touchstone,'' ''Anastasia,'' ''King of Hearts'' and ''The Late Christopher Bean.''

Apply for the Elaine Perry Scholarship Application

Eligibility
To be eligible for the Elaine Perry Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be accepted into the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program
  • Establish and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Have completed a minimum of 15 hours of academic credit when the application is submitted and 30 hours of academic credit at the time that the scholarship award is made.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Recipients must be enrolled as full-time traditional undergraduate students, demonstrate a commitment to leadership at Regis University, exhibit significant leadership potential, and participate in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program.
  • Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, character, and in anticipation that the recipients use their education in the service of others.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants who demonstrate both financial need and exceptional effort in the leadership program.
  • Scholarship awards will be made at the $1,000, $2500 and $3500 levels.
  • The Scholarship is renewable for as many as three years or until the applicant’s completion of the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program.
  • Recipient(s) agree to the release of their information to the donors associate with the scholarship, as well as to publish their information in media releases and other publications.

Scholarship Application Process and Timeline

  • Scholarship application packages are available in the spring semester and include an application, leadership resume citing leadership accomplishments, letter of reference from a Regis University faculty or staff member attesting to the applicant’s leadership ability, and a letter of application highlighting how the applicant meets the scholarship criteria.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Elaine Perry Scholarship committee, awards are determined at the end of the spring semester, and students are notified of committee decisions prior to the start of the following academic year.
  • The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis, contingent upon the applicant’s continued progress in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program.
  • Applications for scholarship renewal will consist of a letter of application highlighting the individual’s leadership development progress over the course of the previous year.

Nicaragua Clean Water Immersion Trip

In collaboration with El Porvenir, a Denver and Managua based non-profit NGO, RegisCorps will be sending a team of students and staff on a work trip to Nicaragua in January 2017. This is the third service trip for the program, which has developed a working relationship with La Montanita, a small rural community in San Lorenzo, Nicaragua. La Montanita is a community of 100 families that are hard at work in partnership with El Porvenir to obtain clean water, improved sanitation, watershed restoration and other water-related community initiatives. Previous trips, in 2013 and 2015, provided students and staff with a transformative cultural, service and leadership experience. For more information about El Porvenir, please check out their website.

Regis is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA), a collaborative effort led by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation that includes 11 Colorado member campuses, helps prepare undergraduate students for career leadership through academic coursework, internship/externship experiences and merit-based scholarship for top emerging leaders.

Throughout the year, many CLA events allow collaboration of both students and program directors from each member campus as they share resources, efforts and ideas, as well as foster professional and personal connections.

El Pomar Scholars Program

Established in 1937 by entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie, the El Pomar Foundation serves as a valuable resource for the people of Colorado, granting non-profit organizations in the state of Colorado grants for a broad spectrum of focus areas including arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services. Since 1937, trustees of the Foundation have approved more than 11,000 grants totaling in more than $418 million to benefit the state of Colorado.

The mission set forth by the Penroses – to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado – is held alive by the innovation of the trustees and all who work directly and indirectly with the organization, supporting the same objectives of developing leaders and strengthening communities. The El Pomar Foundation is located and works out of Colorado Springs, CO.

Benefits

  • Four (4) students, two (2) sophomores and two (2) juniors or seniors will be selected each academic year to receive a $1,000 per semester scholarship.
  • Scholars are able to attend Colorado Leadership Alliance-related and Regis University leadership retreats for free
  • Access to the resources and staff of the El Pomar Foundation and possible summer and post-graduate leadership internship program with El Pomar
  • El Pomar Scholarship recipients are eligible for Elaine Perry leadership scholarship money

Requirements

  • Each student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing at a Regis University.
  • A nominated student must have proven to be an outstanding member of the Regis University community and have demonstrated leadership experience while a student.
  • Student must be accepted in the RegisCorps program.
  • Maintain a 3.0 or high grade point average
  • Serve as a "leader of leaders." Regis El Pomar scholars must have demonstrated a high level of interest in community involvement and is required to plan, organize and implement a community service experience for RegisCorps.
  • Regis El Pomar scholars will be responsible for organizing a leadership experience or workshop that is open to the Regis University student body each semester.
  • Write a semester reflection after each semester (due on the last day of classes) summing up their leadership experience and growth while serving as an El Pomar scholars
  • Must attend the CLA Leadership Summit and/or Air Force Character and Leadership Symposium. 

Expectations

The expectations of students who participate in the Regis University El Pomar Foundation’s Student Leadership Experience for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

  • Scholars are representatives of El Pomar Foundation. Thus, if it is reported that a scholar is involved with illegal activities or any other poor conduct that may reflect poorly on the Foundation, El Pomar, in consultation with the program, has the right to dismiss the student from the SLE program and revoke said student’s scholarship for the following semester.
  • If a student does not abide by the expectations set forth by El Pomar to participate in the SLE program, El Pomar, in consultation with the program, has the right to dismiss the student from the SLE program and revoke said student’s scholarship for the following

Regis Fall Student Leadership Summit
Held annually in August prior to the start of the fall semester, 40-50 student leaders from across campus are invited to attend the Fall Student Leadership Retreat. The goal of the retreat is to provide students with an opportunity to expand their leadership skills including opportunities to DISCOVER their top five strengths using the StrengthsQuest inventory, to ENHANCE their skills and confidence with building and sustaining effective teams and to EDUCATE students on our new programming procedures as well as a few of the RUSGA initiatives. Students you also get the chance to NETWORK with other Regis student leaders. Our hope is to provide sessions, team building and other activities that will IGNITE enthusiasm for the year ahead and the endless possibilities to create change at Regis and in the surrounding community.

The Fall Student Leadership Retreat is free to students and is held at a location in the mountains so that participants can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, outdoor sand volleyball and ropes courses.

Fall & Spring Air Force Leadership Retreat
For more information, visit the U.S. Air Force Academy website.

CLA Leadership Summit
For more information, click here.

President’s Leaders in Service (PLIS)

Managed by the Office of Alumni Engagement, which is a part of the University Relations office, the President’s Leaders in Service is an elite group of students who make a one-year commitment to serve as ambassadors for Regis at special events and functions.

As a member, students will have an opportunity to network and promote Regis University at donor recognition and appreciation events through their interaction with alumni, students, faculty, visiting dignitaries, and the community. Students will also participate in special programming to reiterate the five guiding principles of the program:

  1. Leadership
  2. Service, Mission, and Spirituality
  3. Alumni Engagement
  4. Student Philanthropy
  5. Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications

These principles are broad but allow students’ to develop and grow their skills within PLIS. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 303.458.3536 or alumni@regis.edu for more information.