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Programs and Initiatives

Learning to Lead...Together

Student Leadership Programs offers a variety of development opportunities - one-hour workshops, self-paced Isidore modules, a leadership competition team, and leadership conferences/immersions.  We invite you to check out our many program offerings and find something that makes sense for you!

Programs and Initiatives

The Leadership in Service Scholarship is valued at $10,000.00. This scholarship is awarded semesterly, with an annual value of $2,500.00 renewable for up to four years.

In order to maintain the LIS Scholarship, participants must complete a leadership opportunity each semester through Student Leadership Programs.

The Leadership in Service program is grounded the Framework for Leadership Development, preparing leaders for the Common Good.

Scholarship Requirements

The UleaD Emerging Leaders Program is a cohort-based initiative for first-year students that will bring participants together for monthly sessions to develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively leading change, inclusive leadership, building meaningful relationships, inspiring others to act, and practicing self-care and resilience.

Program Goals

  • Participants will be empowered to embrace their authentic talents, perspectives, values, and contributions to their community while exploring their own identity and reflecting on key aspects of their leadership style and vocation.
  • Participants will develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively leading for change, engaging in difficult conversations, inspiring others to act, and building resilience through self-care
  • Participants will build awareness of their own identity and socialization to understand how power and privilege operate in local and global contexts.
  • Participants will engage in mentorship and relationship building in order to identify resources for continued growth and development during their time at UD.

The Women's Leadership Immersion (WLI) is a cohort-based program designed to equip 30-40 junior and senior students with practical skills and prepare them for life after graduation. The program offers students a chance to explore leadership, networking, career advancement, and financial health in the context of navigating vocation. WLI examines vocation and leadership through the lens of the female experience, intersecting identities, and Marianist values while providing students with a cost-free experience. The program features on- and off-campus experiences, including a retreat, programming, and a closing brunch. The program is facilitated by a variety of female leaders from the University of Dayton and the greater Dayton community, and partnerships with over 15 Dayton businesses and organizations.

This program is open to all junior and senior students and requires a nomination and/or application.

Held annually in October, the Fall Leadership Conference is an opportunity to explore and develop your leadership skills.

As a result of attending the Fall Leadership Conference, students will be able to:

  • Identify leadership as an action/value and not as a position/title
  • Define leadership in terms of service to others
  • Connect leadership skills to Marianist values
  • Identify practical leadership skills useful on campus and beyond
  • Commit to making one change in their classroom, organization, or community

The Leadership Series addresses the need for ongoing training and personal and professional development for student leaders at the University of Dayton. Participants will engage in workshops and/or online modules to strengthen their leadership knowledge, skills and abilities.

We currently offer dozens of live and online workshops to meet the needs of every leader.

The Co-Curricular Transcript is a student self-reported document listing various kinds of developmental activities outside the traditional classroom.

The Co-Curricular Transcript is intended to provide each student with an official record of:

  • Honors, awards, and recognitions
  • Leadership activities and organizational experiences
  • Professional development and educational training
  • Community Service and Engagement


Student Leadership Programs

Kennedy Union
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0623