About Us



Purposeful Student Engagement

We are an important resource for UC students who want to be involved while attending the University of Cincinnati. Staffed with full-time professionals and graduate assistants who are available through the year, the office provides leadership and direction for the more than 400 student organizations, as well as a full range of activities and cultural programs for students.

Our office provides programs that have an intentional educational component, specifically the leadership development of our students when organizing programs or leading a cohort. With all the services and programs we provide, the intent is to build the leadership skills of our students to make them better citizens.


As the SALD professional team, we promote these governing values:

  • Growth
  • Community
  • Learning
  • Equity & Inclusion 
  • Integrity


Academic Excellence

The office of Student Activities and Leadership Development believes in academic excellence, as that is the chief mission of the University of Cincinnati. If you are an organization advisor and need help in dealing with student academic success, please contact our office at 513-556-6115.



Importance of academic success.

Sample letter when academic requirements are not met.





Supporting students to be the best

version of themselves by living their

values and purpose through

actions and standards.



Encourage students within our

university community to strive to

reach their greatest potential,

through leadership development,

personal and professional growth,

and involvement.



Challenge students to become

engaged, global citizens to

examine contemporary issues

related to systems of difference

and inequality to empower them as

agents of change in creating a

socially just community.


Inclusive Community

Create an environment that values

inclusion, growth, development,

and support by building

partnerships through collaboration.



Commitment to experiential

learning opportunities through

change, innovation, vision, and