Leadership and Social Justice Programs
Building the leadership capacity of Fresno State students through a social justice lens. Our programs allow students to develop self-awareness and their personal leadership philosophy.
We connect students with opportunities to learn and grow as leaders through our signature programs:
- Just getting started? Join us for an Emerging Leaders Retreat and discover your leadership potential! During this 3-day experience you'll get to know other students, learn about leadership and social justice, and have fun!
- Attend any four Leadership On Demand events and you'll be inducted into the Leadership Academy. You'll receive automatic access to other leadership events and opportunities.
- Graduate students have the unique opportunity to participate in the Graduate Student Leadership Institute. This two day retreat was designed specifically for this population and focuses on skills you can use to give yourself a professional edge.
Looking for more ways to be a leader at Fresno State? Check our Recruitment page to explore even more options!
Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR)
Want to get involved on campus but not sure where to start? ELR has helped hundreds of students find their best fit! Build connections on campus and in the community while exploring leadership and having fun!
ELR is FREE to all students and includes a ropes course experience, networking opportunities, community service, and more. Please bring your student ID card to check in at the event.
Attend any four Leadership On Demand workshops per semester and be received into the Leadership Academy. No prior registration necessary to attend in person, just bring your ID card! To attend virtually through Zoom, please register with your Fresno State email username and password. Register for the online workshops at bit.ly/zoomleadership.
Graduate Student Leadership Institute
The Graduate Student Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a leadership opportunity designed specifically for post-baccalaureate students. GSLI is a two day immersive experience that covers advanced leadership and professional development topics. At the event you will get to know graduate students from other departments (and connect with the leaders of tomorrow), get the benefit of years of experience in a concise curriculum, and boost your capacity for leadership.
Lenses of Leadership
Lenses of Leadership is a monthly leadership panel, which examines how our intersecting identities influences our approach to leadership. Check out faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members share their leadership lessons from their personal experiences. Each month features a specific identity (race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.). This program is a partnership between the Center for Leadership, the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, and SupportNet.