The Chancellor's Leadership Academy (CLA) is a year long unique leadership experience designed to provide second semester freshmen with opportunities to develop and practice the skills, values, and knowledge of effective leadership. Students are selected based on their academic merit, leadership, community service, and involvement at Missouri S&T.

The CLA experience offers a hands-on approach to learning more about teamwork, personal leadership styles, ethics, diversity, and group dynamics. Other class experiences include service projects, presentations, mentoring and the opportunity to interact with a variety of University administrators, faculty, and staff.