Lead UMass is a new, campus-wide leadership certificate program that is open to all UMass students regardless of leadership experience. Participation in this program is free and you can begin during any semester! Lead UMass offers you the opportunity to participate in any number of one-time leadership workshops or to enroll in one of 3 Lead UMass leadership certificate programs. Students will progress through each level (individual, group, and society) while being exposed to various departments and resources on campus to further their leadership development.


Some groups are obvious places to build leadership experience, like the Student Government Association, sororities and fraternities, or the Women of Color Leadership Network, but everything from cultural groups to sports organizations will give you the opportunity to participate as a leader and hone your skills.

Additional Leadership Opportunities

Lead a team project in your political science class or organize a softball team.

Learn to run a student business, volunteer at the Everywoman''s Center or the Five College America Reads literacy program.

Develop a community service project, an internship at a Fortune 500 company, or join an honor society.

Apply to be a resident assistant, an orientation counselor, or a tutor at the Learning Resource Center.

Get creative, get daring, or find what feels comfortable. Just get out there.