Welcome to the LEAD Center!

The Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center is the University of California, Berkeley’s hub for leadership advising, programs, and initiatives. We support student organizations, undergraduate and graduate student government, fraternities and sororities, Cal Debate, The Student Environmental Resource Center, The Green Initiative Fund, and Campus-wide leadership programs.

Students can visit the LEAD Center for answers to general and specific questions about getting involved at Cal, leadership programs, student group funding, and advising. Whether students are thinking about joining their first organization, or they are seasoned officers, our team, specialized in the functional and topical areas of student activities, can help them navigate Cal and refine their leadership potential.



Students can now sign up for UC Berkeley's 14th Annual Leadership Symposium sponsored by the LEAD Center. Leadership Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9am. 

This one day conference is a great opportunity for students to explore their own leadership style and approach, enhance their leadership skills, connect with other students interested in leadership, and build community. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and other students through workshops, TED Talk discusssions, and our amazing keynote speaker, Jason Jaggard, the CEO & Founder of Spark Good Inc.

Please register by Friday, September 12, 2014. Cost is $10 but will be refunded if you attend the entire day. Plus you get a fantastic, free t-shirt and lunch!

More info: 
Questions: leadership@berkeley.edu

RSO Re-Registration Now Open!

All currently recognized Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) MUST register with the LEAD Center before 9/13/14. Please see complete instructions here.

Signatory Orientation dates, times, and locations have been announced!


RSO Walk in Hours Monday - Friday, 2-4pm

Walk in hours start on Thursday 8/28 in the LEAD Center.


LEAD Center GYB Instagram Scavenger Hunt!

Enter by taking a photo of yourself doing any of the following activities. Post it to your Instagram with #berkeley_LEAD and gain an entry to win the grand prize!

  1. At the LEAD Center, demonstrating leadership
  2. Doing something sustainable/environmenal 
  3. With a LEAD Center staff member
  4. Selfie wearing Cal gear. Cal gear must be visable.
  5. At a student org table on Sproul Plaza
  6. At UC Rally Committee Fall Welcome Rally on 8/28 at Memorial Stadium
  7. Selfie at Calapalooza
  8. With an ASUC elected officer
  9. At Greek Carnival on 8/25/14 at Memorial Stadium
  10. With Oski

Pictures must be posted by 9/12/14. One picture is one entry. To be eligible, you must tag #berkeley_LEAD and your Instagram settings must be set to public so we can see your entry! 

The Grand Prize -- a gift certificate to the bookstore -- will be selected at random on or before 9/19/14.