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

Information Sessions: (not required for membership but encouraged if you want to know more!)

August 21, 2024 @ 6:30pm in Tate 141 

August 22, 2024 @ 6:30pm in Tate 141 

If you have any questions regarding the program, reach out to Kelsey Lane at kelsey.lane@uga.edu!

Student Testimonials

Alexis Adkins' portrait.

“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

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“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