Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Celebrating service and leadership

Each year, thousands of UW undergraduates engage in service and leadership projects on campus and in the community, bringing the classroom beyond the four walls that house desks and chairs. At the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, students showcase their work and learning related to these projects. Students, staff, faculty and community members hear about these dynamic experiences from the students firsthand.

Discover the impact of student service and leadership at the Spring Celebration

UW students have a zeal for community service and activism. In 2012-13, more than 7,000 students engaged in academic service-learning, volunteering a staggering 465,000 hours with organizations such as Girls on the Run and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  That’s the equivalent of 53 years of service. In recognition of this extraordinary accomplishment, the

Leadership: Beyond the yellow brick road

Transforming the world of Oz was a team effort by Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow. What was their secret to success? How did they lead? Here at the University of Washington, we know that successful leadership begins with learning to lead and includes meaningful—and multiple—ways to practice and sharpen those skills. The