The 2018-2019 Leader Application is closed.

We’ll be getting back to you by November 10th regarding your application. If you have questions please email

If you are still interested in being part of UW Leaders, consider applying to be a mentor in Spring Quarter!

 The 2019 cohort of Leaders will consist of forty-four freshman, sophomore, and transfer juniors with a wide array of interests, majors, backgrounds, and perspectives!

You can check out the 2018 cohort of Leaders by clicking here!


UW Leaders is…

UW Leaders (UWL) is an entity within the  Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW). UWL offers leadership-building opportunities for first, second, and transfer third-year students. Whether students have been involved in past leadership or are looking to get started, UWL gives students the tools and support necessary to become the leader they want to be. We believe that Leaders are made not born, so every student has the potential to be a change-maker on campus and the greater Seattle are!

2019 Workshop Schedule

Check out this year’s workshops!

Below is a schedule of all the 2019 workshop topics.  Each week will be focussed around a different area of personal or professional development.  As we move through the program, resources from each workshop will be posted on this site as well as in a Google Drive, so check back regularly for updates!


1/9/19 –  Meet The Mentors & Retreat Prep: Why We’re Here

1/16/19 – Mentor Speed Dating: Foundational Relationships within UWL

1/23/19 – Mentor Reveal, Cliffs and Strengths (Clifton Strengths)

1/30/19 – Introduction to Leadership Practices & Time Management

2/6/19 –Why? Finding your Why

2/13/19 – How to Adult: Job Application

2/20/19 – Story Time: Compassion and Sharing of Self

2/27/19 – Diversity and Intersectionality

3/6/19 – How to Fail: Resilience and Failure

3/13/19 – You are Important: Mindfulness and Self-Care


4/3/19 – The Spider’s Web: A Personalized Resource Guide

4/10/19 – Leadership Practices Part II

4/17/19 – Leading Through Identity: Privilege and Allyship

4/24/19 – Overcoming Challenges in Leadership: Public Speaking and Radical Candor

5/1/19 – Adaptability

5/8/19 – Conflict, Confrontation, & Self-Advocacy

5/15/19 – Creating Your Passions & Discovering Your Leadership

5/22/19 – Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership [Leadership Practice Presentations]

5/29/19 – Alumni Mixer

6/5/19 – Building Community and Maintaining Relationships: Goodbyes