Attendance at leadership conferences offers students the opportunity to travel and network — building connections and knowledge leading to student success. Here are a few of the annual conferences in which students engage. Visit our office if you’d like more information:

Students at Howard UniversityNational Black Student Leadership Conference

Sponsored by the Williams Leadership Education Foundation, which is committed to providing pathways to leadership development for college students to impact their success in a multi-dimensional environment.



OSLA concerned with budgetBudget Matters

Sponsored by the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, this conference aims to reshape the debate on policy priorities for Washington State and giving students a fast track into providing input into issues important to them.  The Policy Center uses research and analysis to advance the well-being of Washington communities, improving the economic security and social opportunity of all in the state, and supporting the essential role of government in promoting a just and prosperous society.


CUSP at state capitolCouncil of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP)

Student programs complement instructional programs and embrace students’ overall educational experience through participation in cultural, intellectual, athletic, recreational, social, community service and leadership development activities.



guiding lightsCitizen University – Guiding Lights Network

Citizen University hosts an annual conference on the art of great citizenship. We believe citizenship is about showing up for community and country — and we believe anyone can be a great citizen. This is a pivotal moment for Americans from left, right, and center to reclaim responsibility for solving problems together.


Organization of Women LeadersNational Conference for College Women Student Leaders

This conference, hosted in College Park, Maryland, provides a transformative experience for attendees — preparing nearly 1000 women from every state and from around the world to be the next generation of leaders. Students choose from workshops, meet role models and speakers, make lifelong connections, discover their future from graduate schools and employers, and gain the confidence and skills to return to campus and community ready to take action.

header-picStudents of Color Conference

The goal of the conference is to support Washington State students to become more active proponents of their own education and life choices, and expand the opportunities and possibilities for students to become agents of change.



USHLI ConferenceUnited States Hispanic Leadership Institute

The USHLI has developed into one of the most powerful, nationally and internationally recognized Latino organizations in the country by organizing and conducting nonpartisan voter registration and leadership development programs in 40 states. Our organization has been able to maintain a stable presence in hundreds of communities over the years by promoting empowerment and civic responsibility.


Power of OneNational Power of One Conference

The NASPA (National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) LGBTQA leadership conference invites students to educate and learn about intersecting identities while promoting social justice. The conference helps attendees think about the importance of identity and the role identity plays in understanding effective and inclusive leadership. A strong and inclusive leader will understand how an individual’s race, gender, sexual orientation and other aspects of identity impact effective leadership.

Last Updated September 4, 2015