In July 2011, the Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed a Leadership Academy Initiative which represents a collective commitment to develop, challenge and support scholar-athletes and coaches in their continual quest to become world-class leaders in academics, athletics and life.
The Leadership Academy provides cutting edge leadership development programming through interactive workshops, feedback, one-on-one coaching, peer mentoring, supplemental online training and educational resources. Each member institution will receive funding for the Leadership Academy for the next four years.
The Patriot League Leadership Academy provides another platform to help student-athletes become leaders and make meaningful contributions to society. The Patriot League promotes opportunities for students to compete in Division I intercollegiate athletics programs within a context that holds paramount the high academic standards and integrity of member institutions, and the academic and personal growth of student-athletes.