How does it work?

How does it work?

Get Involved. Track your Involvement. Be Recognized.

Follow the next simple steps and create your profile now!

Step 1: Get involved!

Get involved in the activity of your choice.

Visit the LEAP Activities Directory to see all the activities and roles currently listed in our database.

If your activity is not listed in the database, please see the section Request to have a new position recognized.

See more information regarding: How to get involved.

Step 2: Track your involvement

As soon as you have signed-up to an activity you should access the LEAP website and add it to your profile*. Simply access the LEAP website using your current BU user name and password (the same you use on myBU or to login to a Bishop’s computer).

*NOTE: The activity you want to add to your profile must already be listed on the LEAP Activities Directory.


Remember to update your profile throughout the academic year to ensure that all activities are verified and validated in a timely manner.

You must add your activities on a semester basis. Activities are not retroactive, which means that activities are only accepted for the CURRENT semester and academic year. Requests for previous academic years will not be processed.

Deadlines for students to add activities to their profile:

  • Fall semester: December 6, 2019
  • Winter semester: March 31, 2020

View the complete schedule and deadlines.

Step 3: Stay involved and obtain LEAP recognition

If you are part of a group, club or organization on campus, you can stay involved by fulfilling your commitment according to your role within the specific group. Usually, the group leader will inform the group/club members about the criteria to get LEAP recognition (e.g. attendance to ‘x’ number of meetings, number of hours, participation in events/fundraisers, active involvement, etc).

Activities will be validated at the end of each semester by the assigned validator. Faculty, staff and SRC Executives can act as validators.

Once your activity is validated, it will appear as APPROVED on your online profile and will appear on your printed certificate upon graduation.

Deadlines for validators to approve/decline student entries:

  • Fall semester: December 20, 2019
  • Winter semester: May 1, 2020

Step 4: Obtain your LEAP Certificate

Your LEAP Certificate will be mailed to your home address after Convocation in June.

If you need to obtain an original certificate before your graduation, simply request a copy to the LEAP Coordinator. The activities approved to that point will appear on your certificate.

Step 5: How to use your LEAP Certificate

This valuable tool can be used along with your:

  • cover letter and resume
  • graduate school application
  • bursary and scholarship application