Leadership Application Station

Below are opportunities for leadership opportunities on campus. Click on each link or application to find out more information!

EMPOWER: Women's Leadership Program


EMPOWER gives students the opportunity to discover their strengths, refine their leadership skills, participate in challenging and enlightening activities, network with other leaders, and be empowered as a woman. Participation is open to any University of Kentucky student who identifies as a woman.


Participants of EMPOWER will attend a fall retreat where they will meet other UK women, discuss challenges faced by female leaders in today's world, practice self-exploration, and work with a small group led by a student facilitator.  Students will then have the opportunity to participate in monthly meetings and small group social activities to continue bonding, learning, and growing as women and as leaders.


Applications for EMPOWER close on September 20th at 5:00 p.m. Apply here!


Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is a program specifically designed for first year students who want to hone their leadership abilities and get involved at UK. The cohort of students meets weekly to to talk about skill sets, values, and pin points opportunities to get involved and build your own community. LPD challenges to you become a better person, a better leader, and provides an opportunity to meet amazing people along the way.

The application closes on September 13th at 11:45pm. Appy here!

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Kat Speece, Student Government Vice President, at vicepresident@uksga.org


Second Year Success Program

Are you a rising second year student looking to get more involved on campus?  Do you want to develop skills for your future career?  Could you benefit from working with a leadership coach?  Join the Second Year Success Program, a program designed to help second year students develop skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.  Participants will attend workshops, participate in reflection activities, explore career opportunities, connect with other students, and work with a leadership coach to set goals for success. 

Apply today by filling out this form.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions?  Visit our website at: http://getinvolved.uky.edu/second-year-success-program for more information.


Student Activities Board Chair Applications

The Student Activities Board is the largest student-ran programming board on UK's campus.  With the help of our many chairs, directors, and executive team, we are responsible for planning and executing about 90 events a year! All events are planned with our four core values in mind; teamwork, diversity, stewardship, and enrichment, and how we can strengthen those values in the UK campus community. 

Chair's on our board have the unique opportunity of being as involved as they'd like to be. There are also opportunities to apply to higher leadership positions within the board. Any student can apply, no matter the classification.

Apply here today! 

If you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to email vpinternalaffairs@uksab.org


First-Year Forum

UK has a leadership experience meant exclusively for new students! Approximately 25 new students (both freshmen and transfers) will be selected to participate in the First-Year Forum. These students will represent the incoming class and will be asked to share their experiences—good and bad—related to their first year at UK. They’ll be asked to offer feedback on the orientation process, new student programming, campus resources, support for new students, and more. Our goals are to develop First-Year Forum participants as emerging campus leaders while also using their experiences to improve UK’s work with new students more broadly.

The application will be open through September 1, 2019. Applicants can email nstephens@uky.edu with any questions.