There were a record number of Leadership Certificate recipients this semester! Many congratulations to them!


Leadership Certificate


The Leadership Certificate Program strives to capture University of Wisconsin’s commitment to leadership, celebrate student impact on the campus and community, and continue purposeful learning inside and outside the classroom.


Welcome to University of Wisconsin's Leadership Certificate Program. Since its creation in 2002, the Leadership Certificate Program has been extremely successful on UW's campus. This program is designed for student leaders who excel in their leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom. The Certificate marks a formal acknowledgement of student contributions and achievements.

This webpage will help you learn about the requirements of the program, the history of the leadership certificate, showcase past recipients, and provide details about the application process. To view a printable version of the leadership certificate information, click on the "Leadership Certificate Packet" link below.

Completing your Leadership Certificate can be a difficult task. However, there are many benefits to the Leadership Certificate Program. To start, there is the personal benefit of taking the time to reflect and celebrate the impact you have made on this campus and surrounding community. Many recipients note they never would have taken the time to consider the contributions they have made as a leader without the certificate. Additionally, recipients are recognized at the Leadership Certificate ceremony held in both the fall and spring semesters. Recipients will receive a Certificate of completion along with a red and gold honor chord to wear during their commencement ceremony.

Want to learn more?

Explore our comprehensive online information packet to learn more about the Leadership Certificate! In addition, the info packet also provides detailed information on the application process, contact information, FAQs, relevant documents, etc. Please use your campus NetID and password to login: Proceed to info packet.


Come to one of our orientation sessions to learn about the Leadership Certificate and have a chance to ask any questions you might have. There are three orientation sessions scheduled during the Spring 2015 semester:

  • Tuesday February 24, 7-8pm On Wisconsin Rooms A/B (Red Gym)
  • Wednesday February 25, 7-8pm On Wisconsin Rooms A/B (Red Gym)
  • Tuesday March 10, 5:30-6:30pm Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building

Online Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint download)

Ready to get started? Begin your online application now!

You can apply for the Leadership Certificate online! Please use your campus NetID and password to login: Proceed to the application.


There are two application deadlines each academic year.

November 1st (fall semester)
April 1st (spring semester)

Submit all required materials to the online application by 11:59pm on or before November 1 or April 1, and your application will be reviewed by our Review Committee.

Advising Appointments

To schedule an appointment with an advisor please contact the Center for Leadership & Involvement at: or call 608-263-0365