Understanding what it takes to be a leader begins with learning about you. It’s finding your voice, building your confidence and developing your values.
As a student at USD, you can choose from a wide range of leadership programs, trainings and group retreats that will help you find your place in the world — and ultimately, empower you to change it.
USD's Associated Students (AS) is a strong advocate for undergraduate student issues. Participating in AS and in the governing process is a rewarding way to develop as a leader. Other student government entities include the Graduate Student Council for graduate students, the Student Bar Association for law students and the Residence Hall Association for resident students.
Student Leadership, Involvement and Changemaking
Student Leadership, Involvement, and Changemaking (SLIC) is your hub for undergraduate involvement including Associated Students, Student Organizations, the Torero Program Board, Fraternity/Sorority Life and the Changemaker Hub. Stop by the 3rd floor of the Student Life Pavilion to find out information about leaderships and involvement opportunities at USD.
Leadership Opportunities and Retreats
There are retreats for all types of interests, from equality issues to issues of social justice. Examples include the Empower Leadership Retreat, the Greater than Yourself Retreat, the Social Justice Retreat, and the United Front Multicultural Center Leadership Retreat.