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Whether you are remote learning, a commuter student, or trying to find time in your busy schedule for leadership and involvement, we have a variety of virtual opportunities for you to explore and pursue. Some of these opportunities are self-paced, while others occur at a specific point in time. In addition to the opportunities below, be sure to explore our leadership summits for integrated virtual components.


Student Leadership & Involvement has a podcast! We regularly sit down (virtually) with a campus partner, someone in the community, or leaders across the country for conversations about leadership. These conversations are great ways for students to engage with leadership, reflect, and consider the different ways in which leadership presents itself, and the variety of ways to fine-tune leadership skills. Listen right here, on this page.

Episode 1: Leading in Times of Uncertainty: A Conversation with Lauren Weitzman PH.D.

What does leadership looks like during times of crisis? How do we (as leaders), navigate the process of leading others when we ourselves may be scared or uncertain about the crisis we are in? I'm Erica Andersen, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement at the University of Utah, in this episode, I interview Lauren Weitzman, PH.D., Director of the Counseling Center at the University of Utah. Together, we explore these questions and discuss strategies for how to lead during times of uncertainty, how we practice care (for ourselves and others) while leading in a crisis, and more.

Episode 2: Anti-Racism Poetry as a tool for Leadership, Advocacy, Activism and Social Change

This episode features a conversation with Utah's Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal. We explore some of the many incredible poets who have used anti-racism poetry as a leadership tool in the fight for racial justice. We discuss the intersectionality of anti-racist poetry, highlight poets of Black and Indigenous communities, and think about how poetry can be used as a tool to interrogate policy, systems of oppression, and more.

Episode 3: The Art of Storytelling, Empathy, and Leadership

This episode features a conversation with Filmmaker, Producer, and Editor, Fernando Lara. We explore storytelling through art (and video medium) and the intersection with leadership and the power of finding one's voice.

Show Notes Episode 3


Whether you are staying at home, or looking for a virtual opportunity to explore between classes, these are a few suggested ideas and resources to peruse for leadership and involvement opportunities.


Stay safe this Halloween


Halloween is right around the corner and is another opportunity for the U community to lead when it comes to COVID-19 protections. Cases have continued to rise since Labor Day and we all need to do our part. To help us out this holiday, our partners in Student Leadership & Involvement have some great suggestions […]

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Calling all student leaders


Update as of Sept.16, 2019. The 2019 summit is sold out, however, we encourage you to sign up for our waitlist as we anticipate (but cannot guarantee), that spaces may open up. If there are any cancellations, we will reach out to you with an invitation to sign up. You can sign up for the […]

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Involvement is the ticket to U student success


Getting involved on campus has never been easier because of two new initiatives from Student Leadership & Involvement: the Campus Connect platform and the Involvement Ambassadors. With more than 550 student organizations the opportunities are endless to meet new people, develop leadership skills, play a sport, serve the community, engage in your passion and become […]

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Return to Campus: Student Engagement Activity for Fall


Student activities will look different this fall, but opportunities for students to find connections, engage with student groups and develop leadership skills are a critical part of student success. On July 31, 2020, representatives from Student Affairs, Equity Diversity & Inclusion and student leaders discussed approaches for virtual programming in the fourth Return to Campus […]

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