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Leadership Development

Leadership Development's Role

Leadership Development offers practical skills and experiences to put UCSB students' world-class education into action in order to effect positive change locally, nationally and globally.

Mission Statement

We are committed to teaching leaders how to organize efficient and effective action toward a goal. We assist leaders to identify their short- and long-term leadership objectives with the philosophy that a leader will also be most effective when she/he is cognizant of and committed to her/his unique set of values and interests.

Don't think you're a leader?

Yes, you are! All UCSB students are leaders by nature. Students at the University of California are expected to be among the most influential and effective leaders of the 21st century, which is precisely why California taxpayers fund a portion of every UC student's education.

Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship

The Division of Student Affairs is guided by this motto. Student Affairs staff believes that it can best serve UCSB students by providing support and development opportunities that yield well-rounded alumni who are accomplished scholars, competent leaders and active citizens.

Thus, programs hosted by Leadership Development intentionally focus on the development of the whole individual: informed scholar, effective leader, and conscientious citizen.

Visit Us Today...

Explore our website to learn how to get started on your path to effective leadership at UC Santa Barbara. Then, contact our staff or visit our office in the Office of Student Life on the 2nd Floor of the Student Resource Building.