UCCSlead Student Leadership Conference

UCCSlead Student Leadership Conference

Through interactive breakout sessions and an engaging keynote speaker, our conference will empower students to learn about leadership, share their leadership experiences with others, and connect with leaders on campus and in the Colorado Springs community. Catered lunch will be provided!


This year's 2023 theme is.....

Emerging Trends in Leadership

Things to Know....
  • To empower everyday leadership through story telling, connection, and learning.

  • Students who attend the UCCSlead Student Leadership Conference will...

    1. ...be able to identify campus resources, leadership opportunities, and/or connections at UCCS that facilitate their leadership growth;
    2. ...learn from diverse perspectives and be able to recognize the intersections of inclusion and leadership;
    3. ...be able to integrate leadership concepts related to the conference into their everyday leadership.

    Students who serve as student leaders with the UCCSlead Student Leadership Conference as a conference presenter and/or planning committee member will gain valuable leadership experience that will empower their student leadership identity.

    • J.E.D.I in Action: A New Hope for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (2022)
    • Rising through Falling (2021)
    • Student Leadership Conference: Just Missing U (2019)
    • Opportunity Awaits (2018)
    • Take the Step: Leave Your Mark (2017)
    • Charting the Course: Navigation Leadership (2016)
    • Social Justice League (2015)
  • Samantha McComas (UCCSlead)

    Kane Ruiz (MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center)

    Vanessa Vera (Dean of Students)

    Greg Abukar-Duru (Student Life)

    Kim Blough (Recreation and Wellness Center)

    Maisie Rice (Chancellor's Leadership Class)

    Tobias Estrella (Student at Large)

    Aidan Clark (Student Government Association)

    Taylor Vallance (Event Services)

This year's conference will be held on.....

Saturday, November 11th


Submit a Proposal

Proposals will open Friday, September 1st and close on Sunday, October 8th

Conference Registration

Conference registration will close Friday, November 3rd

In 2022:

200+ students served 

13 student speakers

16 campus partners represented



Text LEAD to 71444 for on campus leadership updates