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.


The ASUC's Annual Budgeting and Space Applications (ABSA) is available for 2015-2016. 



  • Monday 2/16: ABSA available
  • Friday 3/13: ABSA DUE at 11:59PM! No late submissions will be considered
  • Friday 3/20: Initial space allocation proposal available
  • Friday 4/34: Deadline to appeal initial space allocation proposal
  • Monday 4/6: Initial budget proposal available
  • Friday 4/10: Deadline to appeal initial budget proposal


The ASUC will host two funding workshops to go over ABSA in detail:

  • Monday, 3/2, 1pm, Anna Head
  • Monday 3/9, 1pm, Anna Head


You can find the ABSA here.

More information available on the ASUC's funding page.


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