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First Year Leadership Academy

I t is the goal of the First Year Leadership Academy to create an inclusive and enjoyable environment that prepares the next generation of leaders on the campus of West Virginia University. The Academy is designed to give you a hands on experience while enhancing your Leadership skills. 

The Academy focuses on these specific topics:

L-Leadership/Lega cy

E-Exposure ( Career Services


D-Diversity ( Diversity Equity and Inclusion

E- Experiment/Experience


S-Service ( Service and Learning

H-Humility ( Service and Learning

I -Int egrity/Values

P-Power/Perseverance ( Student Government Association

First Year Leadership Academy

As a student learner, you will:

  • Discover what type of leader you are and your leadership style
  • Enhance your leadership skills through varies workshops and hands on activities
  • Work in groups on a Service Project
  • Gain knowledge on different campus resources 
  • Learn effective ways to market yourself
  • Develop meaningful relationships with other peers and staff
  • Build your brand
  • Be assigned an upperclassman mentor throughout the academic year. 

Please follow the link to register for the Academy. The Commitment Fee is only $30.00!  Spots are limited so we want to encourage you all to fill out the registration form and make your payment with the links below to reserve your spot in the Academy as soon as possible. 

The Academy is offered on Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 5:00pm-6:30pm. You can choose what day best fits your schedule on the form. This program is an eight (8)-week commitment.  Please do not hesitate to contact our team with any questions. 

Academy Web Page:

Registration Link:

Payment Link:

*Registration Deadline is Friday, September 3, 2021

Any questions?  Please contact Trista Bunner, or Dr. Thanh Le,