Student Involvement

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Leadership Programs

Choose from two student leadership development programs based on your experience and interests. Both programs (Cougs Lead and Leadership WSU) use different experiences to help you grow personally as a student. All Pullman undergraduate students are encouraged to apply, including transfer students. Both programs are covered by student fees and available at no extra cost.

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Cougs Lead

Meet other first and second-year students on campus, discover new skills, and become a leader on campus.

Learn more about Cougs Lead

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Leadership WSU 

Network and build connections with businesses and entrepreneurs from across the region as you prep for graduation and beyond.

Learn more about Leadership WSU


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The Pacific Northwest Student Leadership Conference

Student Leadership Conference is a unique opportunity to meet student leaders from across the WSU system while discussing the basics of leadership and building on our foundational skills.  

Registration has now closed.  See you next year!


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President's Award for Leadership

Each April WSU honors the award recipients of the President's Award for Leadership, The Virginia E. Thomas Scholarship, and The Bruce and Willa Zwaschka Scholarship.  

Learn more about the awards and ceremony

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