• Leadership Programs

    A leader is not necessarily someone who holds some formal position of leadership or who is perceived as a leader by others. Rather, a leader is one who is able to affect positive change for the betterment of others, the community and society.

    In addition to the leadership development programs listed below offered by the Student Activities & Leadership Development, students can build and practice leadership skills through involvement in student organizations, on-campus/work-study employment and by participating in recreational activities. Students can also participate in service-learning experiences which often provide opportunities to practice leadership skills.  

    Day at the Capitol 

    The Day at the Capitol event is an opportunity for Hamline students to participate in the legislative process by encouraging state legislators to support the State Grant Program. Hamline students can play an important role in helping to urge legislators to continue to support the state grant program for Minnesota College students during a difficult economic time.

    Find out more about the Day at the Capitol.

    Can You Survive? The Hamline Escape Room experience

    The Hamline Escape room is a fun, interactive leadership development simulation for small groups (6 - 10 people), that explores how you perform on a team and under stress. You and your team will have 30 minutes to find hidden objects and solve riddles to save campus...will you survive?

    Email sald@hamline.edu for more details on arrange an escape room experience.


    HU-LEAD stands for How You Lead, Emerge and Develop. It is a pre-orientation program that supports students as they discover and develop their individual leadership skills.

    Find out more about the Pathways program.  

    Women's Leadership Retreat

    The Women's Leadership Retreat is a weekend retreat designed to promote social consciousness, self-awareness, and leadership skills in emerging and established student leaders. This retreat also explores the issues facing women as they lead.

    Find out more about the Women's Leadership Retreat.

    Student Organization Leader Workshop

    Each fall, the Student Organization Leader Workshop is hosted for students who hold leadership positions within Hamline student organizations. The topics covered in this workshop include group development, member recruitment and retention, event planning and how to lead a successful student group. Every undergraduate student organization is required to have a representative attend this workshop.

    Spring Leadership Week

    Spring Leadership Week is a week of leadership development programs for Hamline students. Programs offered throughout the week are geared toward students at all levels of leadership experience.  

    Find out more about Spring Leadership Week.