By Kyoungah Lee | Undergraduate | Economics
International Student Ambassador
Leadership House is a unique program that teaches first-year students about leadership and community engagement through participation in a living-learning community. Living-learning communities shape students’ academic and social experience, and enhance personal development by building a community through curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Living with other students who share a common interest facilitates continued learning outside the classroom. Living together also helps students form friendships sooner, which makes the large UB campus feel smaller.
Leadership House is one of the choices you can select when you apply for housing on campus. Essays and a phone interview are required to be selected.
You will have opportunities to participate in service events, such as the Stay-Up UB Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and Relay For Life.
Being selected into Leadership House before I came to college gave me something even more special to look forward to and made me feel warmly welcomed into a new campus and community.