Leadership Development


Other Important Resources

2016 President's Award for Leadership

The President's Award for Leadership recognizes undergraduate/graduate students and organizations that have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at the University at Albany. Recipients will have demonstrated a variety of accomplishments including extraordinary leadership, service, academic achievement, and involvement within the University community.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients!

The President's Award for Leadership ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Please RSVP to involvement@albany.edu or (518) 442-5566 by March 29, 2016.

Questions? Contact involvement@albany.edu or (518) 442-5566.


Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK)

ODK organizes students, staff, and faculty who, while excelling in their academic and professional work, have contributed in special ways to the University at Albany. By bringing these individuals together as a group it seeks to help the University transform the lives of its students and the broader community.

Membership in ODK is based on prior individual accomplishments and recognizes how the new member can be a valuable contributor in the future to our collective efforts. Accepting membership entails commitment to work with colleagues, through active engagement in ODK's meetings and activities, to fulfill these purposes.

The society recognizes leaders in the areas of

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • College and community service; social and religious activities; campus government
  • Journalism, speech and the mass media
  • The creative and performing arts

The University at Albany Circle of ODK was founded in 2003 with the induction of 44 members. In its commitment to promoting and developing positive leadership, ODK sponsors an annual conference to unite student leaders from multiple campuses. The organization also sponsors a variety of outreach programs as part of being a contributor to a better society.

For more information, please visit www.albany.edu/~odk.

Emerging Student Leaders Program

Do you want to become a LEADER and have fun while doing so? Then the Emerging Student Leaders Program is for you! The Emerging Student Leaders Program is an elite and interactive program designed to enhance you as a leader and student here at UAlbany. The Emerging Student Leaders Program helps students develop a strong sense of self, build confidence in their leadership ability, and establish long lasting friendships so they may become active and engaged citizens of the University at Albany and the global community. More details at http://www.albany.edu/involvement/becomeleader.shtml!

Elect Her: UAlbany Women Win!

Elect Her is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office while addressing the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office. Learn more!