The Office of Student Life believes leadership is a critical part of a student's experience in college as well as an important tool to bring to both an individual's personal life and career. We are proud to offer numerous leadership opportunities to all of our students.

Are you looking for something and you don't see it listed? Let us know!

Email Jenna Bartak, Coordinator for Leadership & Training at

Emerging Leaders | Spring Semester
Emerging Leaders is a unique opportunity for first-year UMSL undergraduate students (freshmen or first-year sophomores) to get on the fast-track to student leadership, campus, and community involvement.
Advanced Leaders | Fall Semester
Advanced Leaders is a 11-week program designed to enhance the skills of student leaders beyond the introductory level leadership topics.  Membership is limited to UMSL students of junior and senior status.  Sophomore students who have completed the Emerging Leaders Program are also invited to apply.  
National Society of Leadership and Success | Continuing 
The Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation in the UMSL chapter. Students are selected and invited to join the Society based on credit hours and academic standing. 

Women's Leadership Institute | Fall Semester 
FREE one-day leadership conference designed to enhance the leadership ability, increase awareness of personal abilities, and assist women in developing learning strategies to help them create positive sustainable change in their communities. 

Leadership Diversity Institute | Spring Semester 
FREE one-day leadership conference open to all UMSL students.  The focus is to engage and educate participants in the areas of diversity and social justice.

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Univeristies 
Annually UMSL participates in the selection of outstanding campus leaders for this honor. This process is coordinated through the Office of Student Life in collaboration with all academic units on campus.

Student Leadership Awards 
The Leadership Awards provides the opportunity to honor the exemplary efforts of the people and organizations that make up Student Life at UMSL. 

Leadership to Go
Sessions are designed to fit in with and complement the bust schedule and lifestyle of students.  Each session is no longer than 30 minutes, giving students valuable, yet concise information which they can useimmediately.

Leadership On Demand
Does your student organization need some leadership training?  Request to have a Student Life staff member facilitate a workshop through Leadership-On-Demand!