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What We Do

The Center for Leadership and Engagement oversees a variety of experiences and initiatives that span the life cycle of a student from Orientation to Graduation. While overseeing three of the University’s flagship programs, we also provide support and oversight for military affiliated students.


We oversee Orientation for all incoming freshmen and transfer students; our programs are tailored to provide incoming students with information that aid in their transition to the University. Additionally, Orientation provides students with an opportunity to meet faculty and staff in their academic college or school, connect with a variety of support services, and connect with other peers.

Experience Montclair

We oversee the Experience Montclair Initiative, designed to promote an outside-of-the classroom co-curricular engagement. Through Experience Montclair, students are able to earn badges by participating in a wealth of experiences throughout their time at the University. These badges are based on specific competencies that help students develop and gain necessary skills to prepare them for graduate work or future careers.

Military Advisement

We provide academic advising and benefit support for Military affiliated students. This includes one-on-one academic support, certification of benefits and a wide array of programs designed to increase engagement and spread awareness of military life.

Leadership Development

We oversee initiatives and programs that promote leadership development. We aim to provide you with the best experience possible and to make your time at Montclair State as fulfilling as you want it to be. Whether it’s connecting you with like-minded students, teaching you marketable workplace skills or just instilling you with confidence and honing your focus, leadership development is an integral part of your development.