Off-Campus Leadership Conferences


The Office of Campus Life offers students the opportunity to attend various leadership conferences scheduled around the country by other institutions, as well as private organizations.

The Office of Campus Life has limited resources to send students to off-campus conferences, therefore, interested students should notify Campus Life as soon as they find a conference that interests them.

How to apply

To obtain a conference application pick up an application in our office located in the Flanagan Campus Center 026

Applications can be dropped off in person or emailed to Steven Rossi at

National Conference on Student Leadership

Nov 21-24 2013, New Orleans LA

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) has been providing leadership  development conferences for college student leaders and their advisors for thirty years.  Started in 1978 as the National Conference on Student Services, NCSL has impacted tens of thousands of college students from across the country and around the world.  The first conference took place in Madison, WI and NCSL now hosts three conferences per  year nationwide including recent locations like Orlando, San Diego, and Atlanta. In thirty years, NCSL has grown from a few hundred participants to nearly 1,500 each year.

IMPACT: National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy & Social Action


The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest gathering in the country focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Building on the rich 26-year tradition of the COOL Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to share resources and exchange stories.


May, Boston MA

LeaderShape is six intense days of dialogue and interactive self-discovery in a supportive Learning Community.  The LeaderShape Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity  while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

May 27-31, Indianapolis, IN

The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive  national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.  NCORE is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of  information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

June 5-7, College Park Maryland

AAUW Leadership and Training Institute and NASPA’s Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women present the 2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Leadership for Today and Tomorrow, a two-and-a-half day conference focused on important and contemporary leadership issues. NCCWSL is a perfect conference to help hone leadership skills for work on campus and in local creating educational student-student and student-professional interactions.

Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®)

July 27- August 1 2014, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) is ACUI’s premier student program, designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change.  I-LEAD® offers an opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow to focus on personal growth and pertinent issues facing our world. The institute maximizes the potential of the student-staff partnership model by creating educational student-student and student-professional interactions.

Students Advancing International Leadership at Sea (SAILS)

May 18 - May 31, 2014 and/ or June 1 - June 15, 2014 - Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, & Isle of Man

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ACPA and Semester at Sea have joined forces to provide this unique opportunity for student leaders as part of Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyages. This program is designed to give students hands-on experience of learning collaboratively in an international context. With a focus on global leadership and personal leadership development, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in leadership for positive change, enhance your leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits. The program will be led by Dr. Paige Haber-Curran, a nationally-recognized leadership educator, author, and researcher who has a plethora of international education experience as part of Semester at Sea and beyond.

If you are interested in expanding your skills and continuing to grow as a leader, we strongly encourage you to participate. This experience promises to be life-changing, and you will be able to take what you learn back to your campus and make a difference within your home community. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

This is a co-curricular program and is not credit-bearing. If you are interested in earning academic credit for the experience, you are encouraged to discuss this possibility with your advisor on campus.

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