Creative Leadership, Innovation and Service

Explore your potential in leadership and service at UD! Whether you’re looking for a one-semester certificate in leading, an alternative break service program, becoming a TEDx speaker or attending one of our campus events, we have myriad opportunities for you to get involved.

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Program Benefits

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What We Offer

  • One-semester and year-long co-curricular certificates in leadership
  • Monthly service opportunities
  • Week-long alternative break programs in locations like New Bern, NC and Puerto Rico
  • Campus-wide events that empower attendees to spark positive change
  • Custom workshops and trainings for student organizations, athletic teams, departments and more
  • Opportunities to grow into your own leadership journey, such as serving as a peer mentor or a site leader
  • Opportunities to build your resume and prepare for life beyond UD

Why Leadership and Service Matters

Through co-curricular experiences, students who participate in leadership and development during their college years graduate with confidence and self-awareness, the ability to work effectively on a team, knowledge on how to create change in the community and tactile leadership experience applicable to any job or industry.

Competency Areas

Our work is grounded in a multitude of student leadership development theories and focuses on six competency areas:

  • Personal Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Communication
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Community Engagement
  • Management Skills


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Amplify Leadership Conference

March 2, 2024

Join us at Trabant University Center from noon–5 p.m. for a new type of leadership conference! Amplify will provide students an opportunity to spark their curiosity and think differently. They will leave feeling empowered and inspired to take action in their lives and the world.

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Big Day of Service

May 4, 2024

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Leadership for Life Workshop Series

February 21, 2024

March 14, 2024

April 17, 2024

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Monthly Service Opportunities

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