Leadership Certificate


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, Leadership Certificate recipients are recognized at the Center for Leadership and Involvement and Student Leadership Program's All-Campus Leadership Awards Banquet held in both the fall and spring along with many other leaders and student organizations that are recognized. Lastly, graduating seniors will be given a red and gold honor cord 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 meetings to learn all about the Leadership Certificate and have a chance to ask any questions you might have. There are three orientation meetings scheduled during the Spring 2014 semester:

  • February 11, 7-8pm in the Masley Media Room (1st Floor of the Red Gym)
  • February 26, 7-8pm in the Masley Media Room (1st Floor of the Red Gym)
  • March 11, 5:30-6:30pm in the Engineering Centers Building, Room 1025


Ready to get started? Begin your online application now!

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


The spring semester deadline to apply for the Leadership Certificate is Tuesday, April 1!

Submit all required materials to the online application by 11:59pm on April 1, 2014 and your application will be reviewed by our Review Committee.