Leadership ConferencesAltitude Student Leadership Conference


What: Altitude is a student-run leadership conference that seeks to engage student leaders from Eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Where: Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

When: March 24, 2012

Cost: $35 if you register before  February 19, and after that is goes to $40!


Robert D. Lynch Student Development Leadership Institute (SDLI)

What: The conference is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc. designed to address topics essential to developing leadership skills for African-American, Latino-American, and other Black college students. 

Where, When & Cost: check back in the summer


NEW Leadership Pennsylvania Summer Institute

What: NEW Leadership brings together a diverse group of women student leaders from two and four year institutions across Pennsylvania.

Where: Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When: TBA

Cost: No direct cost to student, if selected. Participating school must provide $300 towards fees.


National Conferences


What: Equiss is a 3-day social justice retreat from May 22-24, 2012 for 50 undergraduate students from across the nation who want to understand systems of oppression, privilege, identity development, and take action to create a more fair and just world. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, explore, and reflect on issues of social justice through individual reflection, group discussion, and interactive activities. Participants will be challenged to positively and effectively address issues of injustice, inequity, and inequality on campus and in the broader context of American society.

Where: Mount Lemmon, Arizona (just outside of Tucson)

When: May 22-24, 2012

Application Deadline: April 20, 2012

Cost: $175 per person (includes room and board during the retreat)


National Leadership Conference on Student Government

What: This is the nation's longest-running conference designed specifically for student government leaders and advisors.

Where: St. Louis, MO

When: October 11-14, 2012

Cost: $350 (plus travel)

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders: Leadership for Today and Tomorrow

What: This conference, designed specifically for women student leaders, provides opportunities to listen to keynote speakers, attend workshops, and network with other leaders from around the country.

Where: University of Maryland, College Park

When: May 31 - June 2, 2012

Cost: $445 (plus travel)


Social Justice Training Institute

What: This institute is open to 50 undergraduate students who have already done a significant amount of work on social justice issues.

Where: Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa

When: TBA

 Cost: $495 (plus travel)

NACA Huge Leadership Weekend

What: The HLW is a three-day educational and recreational retreat for student leaders and higher education professionals.

Where: San Antonio, TX

When: TBA

 Cost: $345 for NACA members (plus travel), $430 for non-members (plus travel)


JACL Collegiate DC Leadership Conference

What: This intensive three-day leadership program is for Asian Pacific American student leaders interested in the national policy-making arena.

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: TBA

 Cost: Only 12 applicants are selected; however, a scholarship covers conference, housing, and travel costs.


The GLC recognizes that attending a conference can be costly. While the GLC cannot provide you with full funding to attend a conference, there may be on campus resources and opportunities available to help you off set the costs. If you are interested in attending a particular conference, please contact the GLC.