Revision with unchanged content. Student leadership development programs are an emerging topic of conversation within the field of student affairs. This paper uses the personal narratives of five recent graduates of the LeaderShape program to consider student perceptions of the effects of this program. A literature review discusses recent publications in the field of student leadership development. The interview data collected in this study confirm the findings of this recent research, including generally positive leadership experiences, improved racial relations, and the importance of small group interactions. Additionally, this thesis includes a cross-case analysis and discussion section that present several themes that emerged from participants’ narratives. Recommendations for future research and practice associated with student leadership development are also presented. This book would be beneficial to anyone working with the LeaderShape program or other collegiate leadership programs. Both student affairs practitioners as well as college students interested in leadership will benefit from the themes and research in this work.