Inside the Blue Chip Program

April 20, 2015

Arizona Blue Chip is a unique undergraduate leadership development program that began in 1999 with the induction of its first 238 members. The University program, which has received national recognition, accepts 200 new members annually into an experience that offers more than 100 leadership roles and countless leadership opportunities. Its core values are integrity, diversity, service and excellence.

Leadership development takes place through various experiences, events and activities. Each year in the program is referred to as a "phase," and each phase provides opportunities to learn and practice leadership. Blue Chip's four phases are engage, learn, practice and lead, and its five themes are the arts, community development, eco (sustainability), global (diversity and social justice) and social entrepreneurship (businesses with a social mission).

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