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Leadership and Volunteerism

The Department of Student Activities has implemented various programs to promote Leadership & Volunteerism among the student body of Western Kentucky University. Leadership & Volunteerism (L&V) serves as the principal resource for students to develop as leaders and participate in direct service. L&V strives to enhance the student experience through active and diverse opportunities on and off campus. From premier leadership development and alternative breaks, to student led fundraising initiatives, our programs are designed to teach students that service and leadership is transformation for both individuals and communities.


Leadership & Volunteersim is here to cultivate a culture that produces committed and engaged citizens that understand their leadership potential in creating a better WKU and global society. 


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The Dynamic Leadership Institute, known to many as DLI, is designed to teach students the interpersonal skills and knowledge needed to engage in various leadership roles on campus, within the community, and in their futures. 
Alternative Spring Break 2022
Alternative Breaks is a program within Leadership and Volunteerism that sends small groups of WKU students to outside communities around the United States to engage in service learning during university breaks.
WIW group 2022

Weekend in the Woods is a 2-day freshman and sophomore leadership retreat hosted by the Department of Student Activities at Western Kentucky University.  Weekend in the Woods is an exclusive opportunity only available to freshmen and sophomore students at WKU, who want to develop their leadership skills.

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The multicultural retreat is used to bring WKU students from various backgorunds and cultures together to learn more about one another and 'break down barriers' within the WKU community. Students of any level at the university are invited to participate in the spring semester.







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 Last Modified 5/12/23