In the President’s State of the University Address on September 11, President Runte elaborated on what leadership means at Carleton:

“Leadership signifies excellence but more than excellence, the capacity and courage to stand up and walk ahead of the group, to compete, to dare to implement one’s ideas.

This quality is repeated time and again by faculty, staff and students. Whether competing for an international prize or serving the community, Carletonians are true leaders.”