Get access to exclusive leadership opportunities, learn how to thrive in a professional setting, and work with outstanding mentors to get the most out of your time at UB.
Leadership House is a highly-selective leadership development program that is only open to first-year students attending the University at Buffalo. See what makes our program so successful!
This program is designed to make sure students get the most out of their time at UBuffalo, providing members with opportunities to gain and improve leadership skills, put those skills into action, network with successful Leadership House alumni, and establish a supportive community of peers.
This experience is great for students who...
For 26 years, Leadership House has been a go-to place for first-year students hoping to advance their leadership skills and become more confident and capable leaders. Challenge yourself to make the most out of your first year at UBuffalo by applying for this incredible experience.
Leadership House is a competitive program, but our application process is simple! Think of it as less of an application and more of an opportunity for us to get to know who you are. We'll ask for some basic information (name, email, etc.) and a response to the question, "why should we choose you for Leadership House?" through a media of your choice. This could be through a video, a poem, or even a copy of your most recent resume!
The online application should take about 2 minutes to complete. The length of time you spend on your response is entirely up to you!
Our deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 Leadership House program has passed. Please check back in February 2024 for more information about future programs!
Each year, we'll offer two different deadlines for applicants. Applying for early decision gives accepted students the opportunity to live in our exclusive Leadership House community. Students can also apply by our regular decision deadline which is usually around mid-July.
If you have questions regarding the program or the application, please contact Sarah Schauer, LEAD Coordinator – Leadership Education at (716) 645-6469 or email our office.
From finding your best friends and mentoring new students as a Peer Mentor to making a positive and lasting impact on UB's campus, Leadership House offers a wide range of opportunities and experiences to our students. Check out some of what you can expect in the tabs below!
In Leadership House, you’ll live and learn with students who are interested in improving their leadership skills, allowing them to be more successful in their chosen career paths. You’ll find support from peers, attend leadership retreats and workshops, connect with our network of 750+ alumni, and jump-start your leadership development journey.
Recent Leadership House students have...
From medical school to law school, SpaceX to Facebook, our students are trendsetters, innovators, and leaders in all that they do.
Leadership House is a year-long commitment, with one required class each semester. Here are some of the topics we cover in these courses:
Through the study and practice of leadership, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become an effective, collaborative leader in a global society.