Welcome to Leadership Education and Development!  We believe that all UNCA students are leaders and are here to support you wherever you are in your leadership journey.  We provide students with opportunities to build meaningful relationships with peers, invite them to critically reflect on their experiences, and help them channel their passions into action.

Leadership takes on many forms. It’s about the way that you care for your neighbors and peers. It’s being a powerful, engaged citizen in our campus and global community. Sometimes leadership is taking on a role or position; but it’s also the slow, steady, and quiet work of creating positive change.

Our office oversees the IGNITE First Year Experience Program, the Leadership Scholars Program, and many other leadership education initiatives such as the Leadership Speaker Series.  

If you want to get involved or be a changemaker on campus, we would love to connect with you!  Email studentleadership@unca.edu or stop by our office in Highsmith 213.