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Leadership Programs

Student Leadership Foundation

We believe leadership is more than just a title or position, and in Student Leadership Foundation, we will explore the process of leadership and how our identities, values, and experiences shape our leadership journey!

Student Leadership Foundation (SLF) is an intensive semester-long leadership program for Freshmen and Sophomore leaders on campus.  This program is designed to support rising campus leaders as they build a strong network with fellow leaders on campus.  The weekly sessions will include community-building activities, guest speakers from around campus, and content devoted to personal leadership growth.  Participation is limited to approximately 20-25 students; these participants are selected through an application process.

Regardless of your prior involvement, we believe all people have the potential to be leaders. SLF allows participants the opportunity to learn about themselves, to deepen their understanding of leadership, and to apply what they have learned to impact positive change.  Leaders are moved by what they care about to make the world a better place. Let us help you do just that! 

In our time together we will also aim to introduce participants to a wide range of resources on campus, including other leaders!   SLF sessions will highlight important topics such as Engaging Diverse Perspectives, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, and Challenge and Conflict to name a few. We hope to help participants improve both the capacity and efficacy of W&M students to be engaged in positive change.

If you are looking to learn more about yourself, develop a skill set to adapt to change, craft creative solutions, and have the confidence to seize opportunities, then we encourage you to apply! 

Apply Now!

Applications are due by Monday, January 31, 2022.  Notifications will be sent to all applicants by Friday, February 4th.  Questions about the program and application can be sent to

SLF is a voluntary program which requires a commitment to attending all program sessions to the greatest extent possible, including the kick-off.  Before you submit your application, please be advised of the session dates and times.  If a participant misses more than one session (excused or unexcused), their participation in the program will be reviewed and they may be asked to leave the program.  Please note that  SLF will be an IN-PERSON experience. 

SLF Kickoff: Saturday, February 12th from 1:00-5:00 pm

Dates of SLF Sessions
SLF weekly sessions - Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm:
February 16 February 23
March 2 March 9
March 23 March 30
April 6 April 13
April 20