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ODU and Leadership & Student Involvement provide a variety of leadership opportunities for students. These include programs, retreats, services and publications to assist students and organizations in the exploration and refinement of their leadership abilities and preparation to become active citizens in the community.

Participation in these programs offers students involvement in campus activities and empowers them to be successful in the roles they assume during and after college.

Leadership Building Opportunities

Emerging Monarchs

First-Year students have an opportunity to get involved with becoming a leader on campus through an overnight experience on the Eastern Shore.

Leadership Lab

The Leadership Lab is comprised of a variety of topics to help you improve your leadership capabilities.

Leadership Lecture Series

The Leadership Lecture Series offers leadership-focused programs throughout each semester.


Create a vision and put it into action during this six-day intensive leadership experience.

Monarch Leaders Retreat

This retreat is designed for officers of student organizations to get together and further develop leadership skills.

Freshman Summer Institute

Build leadership skills and make new friends in a three-day intensive summer program.