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First Year Leadership Program

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

The Program focuses on these specific topics:


E-Exposure (Career Services


D-Diversity (Diversity Equity and Inclusion



S-Service (Service and Learning

H-Humility (Service and Learning


P-Power/Perseverance (Student Government Association

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 a upperclassman mentor throughout the academic year. 

October 24, 2018- Meet and Greet
November 30-December 1, 2018- Off-Campus Retreat (TBA)
Program Start Weekly January 8-9, 2019 and ends March 19-20, 2019.
Cohort 1- Tuesday Nights 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cohort 2- Wednesday Nights 6:00pm-7:30pm

                              Become a Part of the Program!

Program Cost: $20.00 (payable via Check or Money Order made payable to West Virginia University) or Via Payment link that will be provided. Non-Refundable

Registration is now CLOSED!
If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email

Payment Link:

Please contact Deron Jackson (, Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development, with any questions about our First Year Leadership Program.



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