Student Group Leadership Program

The Student Group Leadership Program is a collaboration between Student Group Services and Leadership Enrichment Programs. The program focuses on capacity building in a student group context. Student group leaders will connect in synchronous and asynchronous spaces. This program will use a leadership lens to reflect on the strengths and the areas of improvement within a student group environment. Participants will develop technical and adaptive leadership skills through modules, exercises and connecting with each other.

How It Works

The Student Group Leadership Program serves both individual leaders participating and the groups they are part of. The format of the program requires that individuals participate in both asynchronous and synchronous sessions over the course of one semester.

Participants are required to complete the following:

  1. Attend an Introductory Orientation
  2. Online learning modules and their respective exercises
  3. Participate in two reflection sessions

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be equipped to:

  • Develop relationships with other student group officers and leaders across campus
  • Apply individual and collective leadership techniques and skills
  • Identify their student group’s strengths and opportunities for building capacity
  • Describe their student group experience within other professional contexts

Program Incentives

The program incentives are organized into two categories, individual and group.

Individuals who complete the program will receive:

  • A Certificate of Participation
  • An Enamel Pin
  • Individual Leadership Coaching Sessions, if desired.

Student Groups with two or more participants who complete the program will be eligible to receive:

  • An additional factor of consideration in Tony Diggs Awards
  • Priority Registration in Student Group Programming
  • A room reservation in the Student Unions


The pilot program debuted in February 2021, and we would love for you to be part of the next cohort to experience this new opportunity. Discuss with officers in your student group about participating together.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the program be starting?

The Spring 2022 cohort will begin the program in February 2022.

How can I sign up for the program?

The registration form is found at (opens in a new tab). The deadline to register is Friday, February 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

Does it cost anything to participate?

This program is free to student services fee paying officers and leaders of student groups that are currently registered and in good standing.

What commitments do students make as participants of the program?

Students commit to an introductory workshop, online modules and two synchronous sessions. Each learning module will include a set of tasks to complete including reflections, quizzes, and exercises.

Can other officers in my group participate in the same cohort as me?

Yes, multiple officers from a single student group may participate in the same cohort. Student groups must have more than one participant to gain access to the student group incentives.

Graduates of Fall 2021

As a result of their program completion, the graduates received a certificate of participation, an enamel pin, and individualized leadership coaching sessions, if desired. Student groups with two or more participants who completed this program will receive an additional factor of consideration in Tony Diggs Awards, priority registration in Student Group Programming and a waiver for one Activities Fair Registration Fee.

Join us in celebrating the Fall 2021 Graduates!

Akeem Anderson, Black Law Student Association (#1081), Latinx Law Student Association (#2778) and American Immigration Lawyers Association Affiliate at the University of Minnesota Law School (#4411)

Lauren Boike, Undergraduate Women in Business (#1444)

Jennifer Brown, Twin Cities Science Policy Network Club at the University of Minnesota (#4451)

Kate Burzynski, Society for Human Resource Management (#917)

Guldamla Kalender, Neuromodulation & Psychiatric Neurosurgery (#4422)

Kendra Kloth, 365Green (#4355)

Kyah Orr, Undergraduate Women in Business (#1444)

Sonali Raghunath, Phi Tau Sigma: The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology (#3969) and College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Science Graduate Student Board (#3665)

Elizabeth Ruder, Inter-professional Pre-Health Students (#3418)

Kartikeya Singh, Pre-Health Community Connection (#2435) and Biology Without Borders (#1803)

Diem Tran, Vietnamese International Association of Minnesota (#3030) and Museé Magazine (#4333)

Congratulations to all student leaders on leading through a challenging academic year!

Spring 2021 Graduates

Join us in celebrating the first cohort of graduates!

Hamdi Abas, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Ranya Agami, Muslim Student Association
Marguerite Arbogast, Hidden Visions
Samantha Betterman, Pre-Genetic Counseling Club
Natalie Correll, Pre-Genetic Counseling Club
Abigail Drehmel, Minnesota Urban Studies Student Association

Tara Gravelle, Hidden Visions
Amelia Hayden, Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Club
Elizabeth Kohler, Minnesota Urban Studies Student Association
Victor Kruglov, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Ka Wai Lam, Psychology International Student Association
Makayla Maher, Integrated Metabolism
Amanda Mathison, Education Minnesota for Aspiring Educators
Nicollette Moore, The Maternal & Child Health Interest Group
Bethany O'Bryan, One Health Club-Veterinary Medicine
Annie Phan, Traditional Karate-do at the UMN
Spencer Quast, Net Impact
Colette Sandborgh, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Paul Schneider-Krumpus, Anthropology Club
Michael Shaw, Occupational Therapy Club
Abigail Sproull, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development Club
Gabriella Torres Nothaft, Minnesota Equestrian
Ning Xie, Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Alisha Zhu, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students