Student Activities and Leadership Development

Purposeful Student Engagement: Student Activities & Leadership Development provides a vibrant Bearcat community through advocacy, engagement, education, and inclusion. 

We are still here!

The Bearcat spirit is enduring and when you are ready to jump back into the leadership and the work of your student organization(s) we will still be here.  

Need ways to continue to connect with your organization and do things like elections, officer transitions, and RESET remotely?

Check out this document from SALD for RSO support during COVID19. In need of tips and tricks for organization management during C19, we have that too. Finally, if you want to stay engaged with our virtual programs, follow the new Student Affairs Online CampusLINK page.

If you have a general question, comment or concern please email or view our team to contact or schedule a meeting with a specific engagement specialist!

Follow @UC_SALD on all platforms and lets #ILead, together.  

In Bearcat Spirit and Excellence,

Student Activities and Leadership Development


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Building Connections

This fall some of our large events are going virtual! Our ways of building connections and community are taking a new form as virtual events. Check out some of our larger events and communities this fall.

We Stand Against Injustice

Student Activities and Leadership Development is 100% committed to doing the work to create an inclusive environment. Injustices are happening right now, and we can't continue with business as usual. We will train our staff, listen to marginalized communities, and be unapologetic about our advocacy for our students.

In our work, you will see equity and inclusion threaded through everything we offer. We will leave no student behind in our quest for a Just Community.

To learn more about our critical equity and inclusion work, visit our Social Change and Leadership to learn and get involved!

SALD Leadership Definition

Leadership is the continuous growth to be the best version of yourself. Leadership inspires action. Leadership is not only what you give to yourself, but what you give to others. Leadership is giving more than you take.

Leadership education within SALD focuses on:

  • developing self-awareness
  • living in alignment with your values
  • contributing positively to your community
  • finding your passion and purpose
  • being authentic
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We Are Here To Help

As a student leader, we know your goal is to cultivate a successful organization. Good thing is, we’re here to help! SALD, Student Activities Board, and the University Funding Board are happy to partner with you on your journey. In our Student Organization Toolkit, you’ll find helpful information about UFB funding facts, event planning checklist, and anything else a student leader or advisor might need.  

New Here?

Are you a new Bearcat?! Visit our Welcome Week page to learn how to Be You, Be Engaged, Be Successful and Be Responsible.

You Belong Here!

Are you are wondering how you will find a sense of belonging at UC as a student of color, international student, woman, and/or LGBTQ+ person? Check out the student groups you can join and/or our video of students sharing how they engage, persist, succeed and ultimately graduate from the University of Cincinnati.

We also have an exciting new community that we invite you to join! Consider AFFIRM, we offer weekly programming, challenges and prizes to help UC feel like home. 

Visit CampusLINK and search organization categories or type in a keyword to find your community!