University of Wisconsin–Madison

About US

The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) assists students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging opportunities that exist throughout campus, including student organizations, the Greek community and many others.  As a Center we offer leadership programming that supports students in making meaning of these experiences and in developing leadership capacity – the ability to affect positive change.

Mission:

To cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement experiences.

Vision:

Aspiring to be the premier center for integrated leadership development and involvement resources for all students.

Strategic Plan

Download a PDF of our Strategic Plan (Updated July 2016)

Core Departmental Values

Intentional Learning through Experience: We promote student development by challenging and supporting individuals through purposeful engagement and reflection to achieve learning outcomes that are transferrable to other contexts.

Inclusive Collaboration: We strive to create a culture of openness, respect, and enthusiasm that generates valuable campus–wide partnerships enabling all constituents to work towards accomplishing common goals.

Socio-Cultural Awareness: We promote diverse learning opportunities that spark exploration and action on critical issues of social justice.

Student Centered: We understand that our common purpose is to promote balanced involvement in developmental opportunities that enhance students’ unique connection to the University.

Integrity & Accountability: We are committed to making strategic decisions based on research and data collection, while taking responsibility for the impact of our actions.

Quality Programs & Services: We are dedicated to providing valuable out of the classroom learning experiences for students that produce a measurable and meaningful impact.

CfLI Jobs and Internship Opportunities

Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) offers a wide variety of paid, unpaid and for class credit positions and internships for students.  All of these opportunities provide you with extremely valuable, hands-on, real world experience in an office setting.

Jobs and Internships will be posted here as they become available.

Fall Student Organization Fair
Tuesday September 8th
5:00pm-8:00pm
Kohl Center
Wednesday, September 9th
5:00pm-8:00pm
Kohl Center
Leadership Certificate Orientation
Tuesday, September 22
6:30pm-7:30pm
Masley Media Room (1st Floor Red Gym)
Wednesday, September 23
6:30pm-7:30pm
Masley Media Room (1st Floor Red Gym)
Tuesday, October 13
6:30pm-7:30pm
Masley Media Room (1st Floor Red Gym)

Annual CfLI Events

Fall Semester Events:

Fall Student Organization Fair

  • Takes place in early to mid September
  • Held at the Kohl Center
  • Features 400+ student organizations

RSO Advisor Orientations

  • 2-3 sessions throughout the semester
  • Held in various campus rooms

Involvement Workshops

Leadership Certificate Orientations

  • Held in September or early October
  • Explains the requirements of the Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate Reception

  • Held in December
  • Honors the Fall Leadership Certificate Recipients

Panhellenic Sorority Fall Recruitment

Wisconsin Singers On-Campus Show

Spring Semester Events:

Spring Student Organization Fair

  • Takes place in late January or early February
  • Held at the Kohl Center
  • Features 300+ student organizations

All Campus Leadership Conference

  • Hosted by the Student Leadership Program (SLP)
  • Held in February
  • Features a keynote speaker and multiple sessions focusing on leadership development topics

The Buckys

  • Hosted by the Student Leadership Program (SLP)
  • Held in April
  • Recognizes contributions of registered student organizations and individual students

Leadership Certificate Orientations

  • Held in February or March
  • Explains the requirements of the Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate Reception

  • Held in May
  • Honors the Spring Leadership Certificate Recipients