Blue Chip Leadership

The Blue Chip Leadership is a nationally-renowned program whose mission is to build leaders that make a difference. Blue Chip Leadership: First Year Experience helps you develop leadership knowledge and skills by combining academic and extracurricular activities like: team building, community service and professional development.

Through Blue Chip Leadership you will connect with fellow students, the UA campus, and the surrounding community, master skills graduate schools and employers want, and develop your leadership potential.

Highlights of the Blue Chip Leadership First Year Experience

  • Weekly team meetings led by a peer who will help you develop leadership skills and connect to campus.
  • Exciting events that expand your capacity to lead through fun and experiential programming, like Field Day, Blue Sync lip-sync battle, and Escape Room.
  • Leadership Challenge class (1-credit, fall & spring) to explore your leadership identity and engage in a collaborative project-based experience with an organization.
  • Participate in community service experiences each semester.

As a student in the First Year Experience, you have the opportunity to live in Pueblo de la Cienega dorm, which houses up to 60 Blue Chip students each year. The Blue Chip Leadership Community hosts great events designed for Blue Chip students who want even more leadership, involvement, and community building opportunities.


Benefits of the Blue Chip Leadership Community:

  • Weekly Blue Chip Team meetings are hosted in Pueblo de la Cienega
  • You’ll be on a team with other students from the community allowing you to develop strong connections with your teammates
  • Special events hosted just for the community members

How to Apply

  • Submit a housing application in My UAHome
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  • The community application process, inside your housing application, opens in January. Space is limited.

NOTE: If you wish to live in the Blue Chip Community, you must register with the Blue Chip Program by visiting their website. You must have a housing application on file to be considered for the Blue Chip Leadership community. 

For more information about living in this community, email housing@arizona.edu.

Application Criteria:

To be considered for admission into the Blue Chip Leadership Community, you must meet the following-criteria: 

  • Answer all questions in the community application (unfinished applications will not be considered for admission). 
  • Be a member of the Blue Chip Leadership Experience. Please enroll in Blue Chip Leadership by visiting: https://career.arizona.edu/blue-chip-leadership

Participating in the Blue Chip Community

The Blue Chip Community is an engaging living environment. In the community, students have access to unique resources and programs designed to support the transition to college and help develop leadership skills. It’s expected that students living in the community take advantage of the array of academically enriching activities offered to members of the community – space is limited, so sign up quickly!


Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Blue Chip Staff Leadership Programs

bluechip@arizona.edu

520-621-1370