The Cooper Athletics Leadership Program (CALP), is the home of a unique, transdisciplinary, academically-grounded approach to the study and practice of leadership dynamics in an intercollegiate athletics environment.
The program, funded as a part of a $50 million gift from Georgetown parents Peter and Sue Cooper, uses a research-based leadership theoretical framework and application through intercollegiate athletics participation as a "means" towards the higher education "end" of developing young people. CALP also acts as an effective bridge between athletics, student services, and academic units on campus by engaging in ongoing dialogue and research with internal stakeholders that can lend a voice to the topic of leadership.
Programming about sociocultural concepts to invite discussions, encourage advocacy and increase both justice and safety in the community
Coaching both student-athletes and coaches to put into practice what they learn in the classroom
Guiding student-athletes in the transitional process of identity formation from students to professionals