About the Program

Leadership UGA, established in 1985, is a cohort-based program providing students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, interact with campus and community leaders, and become more aware of the social issues facing our campus, community, state, nation, and world.

The program emphasizes community, integrity, active citizenship, life-long learning, interculturalism, responsibility, and collaboration. Through interactive discussions, speakers, and workshops, students will learn and explore stories about individuals that have made an impact in their community and the ways in which they can do the same in their future communities. Participants will gain a better understanding of their values, a commitment to serving their community, and an understanding of one’s self and others. Leadership UGA is made possible by the generous support of the Richard B. Russell Foundation.

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How to Join

Interested in finding out more information about the Leadership UGA program? Join us for an interest session to see if this is the right opportunity for you! 

Spring 2024 Information Sessions:

January 17th @ 6:30pm –  Tate 138

January 18th @ 6:30pm – Tate 138

Leadership UGA meets on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Tate Student Center. 

Ready to sign up? Click here!

Are you an experienced student leader preparing for leadership in your career? Consider joining the Leadership UGA: Lifelong Leaders in the fall semester!

Have questions? Please contact Kelsey Lane at kelsey.lane@uga.edu.

Student Testimonials

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“Leadership UGA has provided me with necessary tools on how to be an effective leader not only in the professional setting but also along with my peers here at UGA! This experience has educated me on topics that are usually not discussed within the classroom, and with the skills I’ve learned in LUGA, I feel prepared to put them into action as a C.L.A.S.S advocate, and I can’t wait!”

– Alexis Adkins, Fall ’21 Cohort

“I had an amazing experience with Leadership UGA! On top of making lots of great friends and participating in fun activities, I identified my leadership style and learned how to better manage and communicate within a team. Now, I feel much more comfortable taking on leadership positions in other clubs and throughout campus. I’d recommend LUGA to anyone for sure!”

— Mason Brock, Spring ’22 Cohort

Leah Chang's portrait.

“LUGA provided me the opportunity to talk to people from different backgrounds aspiring to be leaders, just like me. By holding intentional conversations with them to gain a better understanding about their perspectives on various situations, it helped me recognize new angles I had never considered before and now apply in my day-to-day life.”

– Leah Chang, Fall ’21 Cohort