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.


Oski Student Leadership Awards: Win cash and prizes!


Did you lead others to victory?
Has your organization had a stellar year?
Did you put on an event that changed the world (or campus?)

You've heard of the Oscars, Grammys, and Tonys, and now it's time for you and/or your organization to get recognized for your accomplishments! Apply for the annual Oski Student Leadership Awards!

Prizes are available for Organizations, Individuals, and Programs/Events. Both undergraduate and graduate students and student organizations are eligible to apply.

You may also nominate someone you know for the individual leadership awards.

Entries are due by 11:59pm on April 12, 2015

The Last day to start a new organization in Spring 2015 is Friday, March 13!

Students wishing to start a new Registered Student Organization in the Spring of 2015 must complete their registration form by Friday March 13, 2015

Upcoming RSO Signatory Orientations

New and returning RSOs must have one signatory attend an in-person orientation as part of the registration process. Click here for upcoming dates and times

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

Walk in hours every day of the regular semester! Come by 102 Hearst Gym any weekday between 2-4pm to get your questions answered. Need to schedule an appointment with your specific advisor? Email lead@berkeley.edu