Amherst LEADS

Leadership. Teamwork. Commitment. Dedication.

Educating Amherst College Student-Athletes in the Classroom of Athletics.

Strong Leadership Development Enhances Academic and Athletic Success

Amherst LEADS is a leadership development program that provides a comprehensive and educational view of leadership that can be used both during and after a student-athlete’s experience at Amherst. Designed specifically for the varsity student-athlete, the program features a variety of symposia, workshops, speakers, and interactive experiences to educate the college’s student-athletes about becoming strong, ethical and influential leaders.

Three Tailored Programs Build Leadership Experience throughout Amherst Career

Amherst LEADS’ customized curriculum for each of its three programs provides the building blocks for a successful leader. The program grows with each student-athlete during their career at Amherst College. For more information about each of the three programs, please see the program tabs above. 


Amherst LEADS Concludes Spring Programming
May 9 - Amherst LEADS' busiest semester yet!


Amherst LEADS Hosts Annual "Caring Deeply" Event
First-Year Student-Athletes package 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now


Climbing Circle

Spring Semester is Underway
Feb 17 - Amherst LEADS begins spring programming with three great events



Amherst LEADS Interterm Recap
Jan 20 - Amherst LEADS reflects on a successful Interterm course


Symposium Sits


Amherst LEADS Kicks Off 2013-2014 Programming
Oct 18 - Amherst LEADS opened the 2013-2014 yeah with exciting events!


Steve Mesler headshot

Amherst LEADS Concludes Yearly Programming
April 30 - Amherst LEADS recently concluded programming for the 2012-2013 year. 

Amherst LEADS Hosts Back-To-Back Events
March 26 - Amherst LEADS hosts Futures Elective Night and Caring Deeply. 

Bob Ryan

Amherst LEADS Begins Spring Semester Programming
Feb. 5 - Amherst LEADS kicks off programming for the Spring 2013 semester.

Amherst LEADS Hosts Futures "Communication" Event
Dec. 2 - Amherst LEADS concludes semester with communication programming. 

Jack McCallum


Amherst LEADS Hosts Two Events
Nov. 11 - Amherst LEADS recently hosted two events for the Captains and FYI Programs.


Brendan Nyhan

Amherst LEADS sponsors Presidential Election Presentation
Nov. 1 - Amherst LEADS welcomes Dartmouth Political Scientist and Media Critic Brendan Nyhan

Rex Hudler

Amherst LEADS hosts FYI "Ready to Role" Programming
Oct. 23 - Amherst LEADS stresses the importance of every role to First Year Student-Athletes

Jeff Fishbein

Amherst LEADS Hosts First Futures Elective Night
Oct. 15 - Amherst LEADS provides diverse programming with Futures Elective Night.


Amherst LEADS Hosts Three Events
Sept. 28 - Amherst LEADS recently hosted three events in an eight-day stretch.

Marion Jones
2012 Captains Symposium
Sept. 4 - Amherst LEADS recently kicked off the year with its 2012 Captains Symposium.