Leadership & Involvement Center (LIC)

About Leadership & Involvement

We are UWL

Vision & Mission

We envision a campus where students lead purpose driven lives by engaging in activities that promote lifelong, active citizenship, personal well-being, and professional growth.

We are dedicated to engaging students in leadership, involvement, and service opportunities as well as providing student organization support.

Leadership Programs

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Resilience by LeaderShape Inc.

Resilience, a program provided in partnership with LeaderShape® and UW La Crosse will occur between February 8-May 1, 2021.  The program is made up of 3 one-hour modules.  

It is inevitable that in our daily lives, we will face challenges and struggles that cause stress– especially when we are in a leadership role. Our Resilience Modules were designed to help students spend time thinking about how they can face adversity and come back stronger than before. This program is based on the latest medical research that shows people can train their brains to respond to stressful situations in a way that will improve their overall health and ultimately their enjoyment of life. Participants will have opportunities to explore practices that help strengthen resilience in the face of stress and uncertainty, as well as ways that leaders can work to create resilient communities. -Leadershape Inc. 

How to Participate

  • Cohort Model: 3 90-minute virtual sessions in small groups of 10 students. 
    • First Cohort: February 24, March 3, and March 10.  Much be able to attend all 3 sessions
    • More sessions will be available if interest allows
    • Register to be a part of a cohort here
  • Self-Paced Model: 3 60-minute sessions to be completed on your own time between February 1-May 1
    • Register for the self-paced sessions here using your UWL email
      • If you do not use your uwlax.edu email, you will not be granted access
    • Once you register, you will receive an email from noreply@leadershape.org to confirm your email. 
      • If you do not see this email, check your spam/junk email
    • On February 1st, you will be able to access the modules using this link
    • Join this Facebook group to be able to communicate and have discussions with others completing the program
  • With your team/club/organization/office
    • Email lic@uwlax.edu to schedule your 3 90-minute private virtual sessions
      • In person sessions available if CDC Guidelines allow
    • Great team building or training opportunity to get the spring semester started

Any questions about this program can be directed to lic@uwlax.edu or stop by the COVE.    

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CliftonStrengths for Students helps students discover their natural talents: then teaches them how to develop their talents into strengths.

This one hour session is made up of two parts: A 30 minute assessment and a presentation to help you understand your themes.

Your top 5 themes can help you answer that popular interview question: "What are your top 3 strengths?"  This assessment is a great opportunity for students to learn about themselves as they prepare for interviews and are working on a resume.  

Spring 2021 Sessions: 

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5pm 
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021at 5pm 
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5pm 

All sessions will be virtual and a zoom link will be sent after you complete the registration.  Register for one of the session here

Any questions, please stop by the COVE or email the LIC@uwlax.edu.  

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Eagle LEAD

Eagle LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, and Development) is a presentation and speaker series coming to campus Spring 2021! Every three weeks throughout the semester will feature a new college at UWL (College of Business Administration, School of Education, College of Science and Health, and College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities). Throughout these three week features, there will be one presentation every week. Week one will focus on introducing the college and providing tips for students. Week two will feature a leadership speaker on a variety of different topics including Being an Inclusive Leader, Leading in a New Position, and more! Finally, the third week will feature a member of the La Crosse community to talk about how they got to where they are as well as answering any questions students may have. All of these presentations will take place at 7pm on Tuesday nights throughout Spring 2021! For more information and a complete schedule please visit our social media pages @uwlthecove or send us an email at lic@uwlax.edu 

Spring 2021 Schedule of Speakers

Join us weekly on Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom (bit.ly/EagleLEAD)


Presentation Title

Calendar Event

February 9th Introduction to College of Business Administration
February 16th Tools for Successful Leaders
February 23rd Community Engagement with Misty Lown https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-8846797754759347996 
March 2nd Introduction to School of Education https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-6233552803170053419 
March 9th Being an Inclusive Leader https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-4909511591768990612 
March 16th Community Engagement with Laura Hubert and Ben Burns https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-4597014226870605738 
March 23rd Introduction to College of Science and Health https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-6813214297262653126 
March 30th Finding Balance as a Leader https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-6813214297262653126 
April 6th Community Engagement with Teri Wildt https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-7861682087218030980 
April 13th Introduction to College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-656466316383464993 
April 20th Leading at the Bottom https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-530648759748173723 
April 27th Community Engagement with Representative Jill Billings https://www.uwlax.edu/calendar/?e=-3329366890589577555 
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Are you looking to learn more about your leadership?  New leader for a student organization?  Below you will find some assessments that you can take to learn more about your leadership style.  

DISC Assessment- This free DISC personality test lets you determine your DISC type and personality profile quickly. Find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do.

Provided by: 123test.com 

Big Five Personality Test - Take this free Personality Test and find out more about who you are and your strengths. This is valuable information for choosing a career. This personality quiz measures the Big Five personality traits that were developed over three or four decades by several independent scientific researchers.

Provided by: 123test.com 


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Check back for time and location in Spring 2021. 

Involvement Fest is a student organization fair that is held every September. This is a great opportunity for UWL students to learn about the student organizations that are available on campus. This is also a great opportunity for student organizations to advertise themselves, recruit new student members, and share information about upcoming events. Every year, we have a turnout of over 100 student organizations and 1,000 students who come to learn more about being active and getting involved at UWL.

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The Leadership & Involvement Center, along with a co-sponsoring student organization, hosts a two-day blood drive with the American Red Cross. Typically, two blood drives are held each fall semester, and one is held each spring semester. To view dates and to sign-up for a time in advance, please visit the https://www.redcrossblood.org/

If your student organization is interested in co-sponsoring a blood drive, please email us at LIC@uwlax.edu

Spring 2020 Blood Drive Dates:

Wednesday, February 17 & Thursday, February 18- 2120 Student Union

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With over 200 student organizations, it is easy to get involved! Visit the MyOrgs website and find information on all of the active student organizations, including meeting times, contact information, and upcoming events. 

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See what events are happening with student organizations by downloading the Corq app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021  


Virtual- MyOrgs (log into your account to see list of organizations on February 10)

Spring Involvement Fest is a student organization fair that is held every February. This is a great opportunity for UWL students to learn about the student organizations that are available on campus. This is also a great opportunity for student organizations to advertise themselves, recruit new student members, and share information about upcoming events. Every year, we have a turnout of over 60 student organizations and 1,000 students who come to learn more about being active and getting involved at UWL.

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union Lawn- If Guidelines Allow

RAIN DATE: Friday, September 10, 2021

Sample the City & Ugetconnected Volunteer Fair is an event in which Campus Activities Board and The Leadership & Involvement (LIC) team work together to bring La Crosse area businesses and volunteer opportunities to campus for students to get a glimpse of all there is to offer in the community, without stepping foot off campus! This is a great chance for students to try different food samples, learn about local businesses, get a sense of volunteer opportunities, and win prizes. 

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This event was cancelled this year due to COVID- Check back Summer 2021 for October 2021 Information.

Make a Difference Day is a one-day national event held every October that celebrates service in local communities. The Leadership & Involvement Center (LIC), along with representatives from Viterbo University and Western Technical College, coordinates service opportunities in the La Crosse area and encourages students to work together to accomplish service projects. Following the service project, students are invited to gather together to enjoy pizza and snacks at Viterbo University.

The service projects for Make a Difference Day are located on Ugetconnected. If you are interested in participating in this event as an individual or as a group, please visit Ugetconnected. After logging in with your UWL username and password, click on the “Make a Difference Day” tab. If you have questions or would like more information, please email us at LIC@uwlax.edu


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Ugetconnected is a free, online resource for local agencies to advertise volunteer opportunities. The site is brought to you by Great Rivers United Way, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. We are working together to post volunteer opportunities in one central, online location. Community agencies create a profile on Ugetconnected to recruit volunteers, advertise events, and share information about their agency. As we market this site to the community, we hope it becomes THE online resource in our seven-county community to find volunteer and service opportunities!

We invite you to visit www.uwlax.edu/ugetconnected and use your UW-L student or employee log-in information to create your volunteer profile, respond to volunteer needs, and track your service hours!

Need help getting started? Please reference our helpful New Volunteer Guide.

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The purpose of the Community Partnership Portal is to foster learning and research collaborations in and out of the classroom while building stronger relationships between UWL and the community. 

Spring Service Day expanding section

Spring Service Day is a short volunteer event with a large impact. Through this partnership with Kane Street Garden we are able to provide students with the opportunity to give back to our campus pantry in a hands-on way. We work to plant vegetables, weed, and do other garden maintenance to prepare the garden to have the best growing season possible. Take some time out of your Saturday to give back to La Crosse! Sign up will be available in the beginning of Spring Semester if guidelines allow.