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Leadership & Involvement Center (LIC)

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We envision a campus where students lead purpose driven lives by engaging in activities that promote lifelong, active citizenship, personal well-being, and professional growth.

We are dedicated to engaging students in leadership, involvement, and service opportunities.

UWL Student Leadership Summit

Saturday, February 22, 2025 from 10am-3pm

Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just beginning your leadership journey, the UWL Student Leadership Summit provides a supportive environment to explore your potential, expand your network, and gain valuable insights from campus and community leaders. Connect with peers, share experiences, and collaborate on innovative solutions to real-world challenges. At the UWL Student Leadership Summit, we believe that leadership is not just a destination, but a continuous journey. Our goal is to empower you with the skills, confidence, and vision to become a catalyst for positive changes in your community and beyond.  

Register for the UWL Student Leadership Summit February 18

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Summit Schedule

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Eagle LEAD

EagleLEAD (Leadership, Engagement, and Discussion) is a presentation and speaker series that came to campus in Spring 2021!

Below, you can find links to watch the recordings from the presentations!

Check out our Spring 2021 Speaker Series on the COVE's YouTube Page

CliftonStrengths for Students

CliftonStrengths for Students helps students discover their natural talents: then teaches them how to develop their talents into strengths.

If your Student Organization, department, or team are interested in hosting a StrengthsQuest session, please complete this form on MyOrgs

This 90 minute session is made up of two parts: A 30 minute assessment and a 45-60 minute presentation to help you understand your themes.

Your top 5 themes can help you answer that popular interview question: "What are your top 3 strengths?"  This assessment is a great opportunity for students to learn about themselves as they prepare for interviews and are working on a resume.  

Any questions, please stop by the COVE or email the  

National Society for Leadership & Success

The National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) at UW-La Crosse

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS Chapter at UW-La Crosse was started in 2021. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 millions members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential. As of 2023, we have over 800 members who have access to: 

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships
  • An exclusive NSLS job board
  • A personalized letter of recommendation

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Your experience with NSLS can be life-changing. 

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are: 

  • Learn from exceptional leaders during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually)
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success
  • Access to private networking events

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

Any questions please email Amanda Krafft at

Chapter Members, check your NSLS dashboard calendar for events.

Leadership Assessments

Are you looking to learn more about your leadership?  New leader for a student organization?  Below you will find some assessments that you can take to learn more about your leadership style.  

DISC Assessment- This free DISC personality test lets you determine your DISC type and personality profile quickly. Find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do.

Big Five Personality Test - Take this free Personality Test and find out more about who you are and your strengths. This is valuable information for choosing a career. This personality quiz measures the Big Five personality traits that were developed over three or four decades by several independent scientific researchers.

Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment: 16 Personalities - Have you ever head someone describe themselves as an INTJ or an ESTP and wondered what those cryptic-sounding letters could mean? The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a self-report inventory designed to identify a person's personality type, strengths, and preferences. 

Enneagram Personality Test - A system of personality which describes people in terms of nine types, each with their own motivations, fears, and internal dynamics. The Enneagram is an emotionally focused system for understanding people - honing in on one's core emotional motivations and fears. Each of the nine personalities has its own driving force, which is centered around a particular emotion.

True Color Test - A personality test is completed to yield a description of an individual's distinct personality traits. In most instances, your personality will influence relationships with your family, friends, and classmates and contribute to your health and well-being.

Involvement Fair

Fall 2024 Involvement Fair

Wednesday, September 11 from 11am - 2pm on the Student Union Lawn

The Involvement Fair is a student organization fair that is held every second Wednesday of the semester. This is a great opportunity for UWL students to learn about the student organizations that are available on campus. This is also a great opportunity for student organizations to advertise themselves, recruit new student members, and share information about upcoming events. Every year, we have a turnout of over 100 student organizations and 1,000 students who come to learn more about being active and getting involved at UWL.

If your student organization is interested participating in Involvement Fair, please contact Kyle Hutson at

Learn more on MyOrgs!

Sample the City & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 4 from 10am-1pm

Sample the City & Ugetconnected Volunteer Fair is an event in which Campus Activities Board and The Leadership & Involvement (LIC) team work together to bring La Crosse area businesses and volunteer opportunities to campus for students to get a glimpse of all there is to offer in the community, without stepping foot off campus! This is a great chance for students to try different food samples, learn about local businesses, get a sense of volunteer opportunities, and win prizes. 

If you are an agency looking to register for the event, please contact Amanda Krafft (


Connect with volunteer opportunities

Ugetconnected is a free, online resource for local agencies to advertise volunteer opportunities. The site is brought to you by Great Rivers United Way, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. We are working together to post volunteer opportunities in one central, online location. Community agencies create a profile on Ugetconnected to recruit volunteers, advertise events, and share information about their agency. As we market this site to the community, we hope it becomes THE online resource in our seven-county community to find volunteer and service opportunities!

We invite you to visit and use your UW-L student or employee log-in information to create your volunteer profile, respond to volunteer needs, and track your service hours!

Need help getting started? Please reference our helpful New Volunteer Guide.

Chancellor's Volunteer Service Award

The Chancellor’s Volunteer Service Award is an award that is available for all UWL students to receive for the community service they complete during their time at UWL. Students are eligible for four levels of awards annually as well as a cumulative achievement award which are outlined below:

  • Level 1: Bronze: 25-50 hours per academic year
  • Level 2: Silver: 51-75 hours per academic year
  • Level 3: Gold: 76-100 hours per academic year
  • Level 4: Platinum: 101+ hours per academic year
  • Eagle Achievement Award: Over 400 cumulative hours during their time at UWL

Hours must be completed during the academic year to count for one of the annual recognitions. However, hours completed during the summer can count towards the Eagle Achievement Award. 

Students will track their hours in UGetConnected and be recognized by the Chancellor in a ceremony in the Spring. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Leadership and Involvement Center by emailing them at or calling 608-785-8866.

Signup here

UWL Day of Service

UWL Day of Service - September 21, 2024

Join us to serve the community at various projects throughout the La Crosse area. Starting August 30, signup for a site on UGetConnected. 

Timeline of Our Day:

  • 9-9:30am - Registration and light breakfast, UWL Student Union, Lower-Level E-Cafe
  • 9:30-10am - Welcome and transition to sites
  • 10am-1pm - Service at various projects/locations
  • 1-2pm - Lunch and reflection conversations, UWL Student Union, Lower-Level E-Cafe
Make a Difference Day

Saturday, November 2, 2024

More information in September

Make a Difference Day is a one-day national event held every fall that celebrates service in local communities. The Leadership & Involvement Center (LIC), along with representatives from Viterbo University and Western Technical College, coordinates service opportunities in the La Crosse area and encourages students to work together to accomplish service projects. Following the service project, students are invited to gather together to enjoy pizza and snacks at Viterbo University.

The service projects for Make a Difference Day are located on Ugetconnected. If you are interested in participating in this event as an individual or as a group, please visit Ugetconnected. After logging in with your UWL username and password, click on the “Make a Difference Day” tab. If you have questions or would like more information, please email us at

Blood Drives

Blood Drive Dates

October 1-2, 2024 from 11am - 5pm in 2110 Student Union

December 3, 2024 from 11am - 5pm in 2110 Student Union

February 19-20, 2024 from 11am-5pm in 2100 Student Union

The Leadership & Involvement Center, along with a co-sponsoring student organization, hosts a two-day blood drive with the American Red Cross. Typically, two blood drives are held each fall semester, and one is held each spring semester. To view dates and to sign-up for a time in advance, please visit the https://www.redcrossblo

If your student organization is interested in co-sponsoring a blood drive, please email us at

Volunteer Resources

Visit UWL volunteer website to find related websites geared toward volunteering and service on campus and in the community.

Volunteer Resources by Category

LIC Staff

Amanda Krafft  Profile of Amanda Krafft  Amanda Krafft saysMeet with me

Pgrm Crd for Cvc Engmt & Ldrsp
2208 Student Union

Specialty areas:

Leadership and Involvement Center (LIC)

Volunteering & Community Engagement (UGetConnected)

Election Engagement and UWL Votes

Student Leadership Programs

Campus Food Pantry

National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) Advisor

Maiya Nate