Utah Leadership Academy 2017

May 16 - 18

ULA is an opportunity for Utah student leaders to come together, network with peers in similar positions, and learn how to be a better and more effective leader.

This year’s conference will focus on encouraging student leaders to get out of their comfort zone, question what is truly impossible, and reach for their wildest dreams. Through leadership development, service to the community, and networking opportunities, attendees will leave the conference energized and ready to take on the upcoming academic year.

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ULA is $75 per student. Check with the staff/ advisors of your campus Student Involvement and Leadership Department for sponsorship opportunities and registration.

- Weber State University Students -

The WSU Department of Student Involvement and Leadership will sponsor your registration fee. 

WSU Student Registration


Students visiting from other campuses will be staying at the Ben Lomond Suites and the Hampton Inn in downtown Ogden.

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Each participating university will provided transportation for their students to be bussed to Weber State University for all conference sessions and keynotes.

Lunch and dinner meals will be provided.  Hot breakfasts are complimentary at both hotels. Please add any dietary restrictions to your application when registering.

Special Events

- Service Opportunity -

Project 1: Youth Impact
Youth Impact is a place that give each and every child that walks in their doors a safe place to learn, socialize and and realize who they are and who they want to become.  To help Youth Impact with this mission, ULA volunteers will host end of school year party.  They will facilitate relay race, booths with games for participants, give out prizes, etc.

Project 2: Christmas Box House
The Christmas Box House provides assistance to prevent child abuse and services to improve the the quality of life for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.  ULA volunteers will help with their mission by beautifying the grounds, preparing garden area for planting, trimming trees and bushes, pulling weeds and sweeping up parking lot.  Some volunteers will also be sorting donations and doing housekeeping chores.

Project 3: Greenwood Charter School
At Greenwood Charter School we focus on educating the whole child. We accomplish this by focusing not only on academics but also on health and wellness. We currently serve healthy meals everyday in our cafeteria but would love to expand our reach into the homes of our students. This need for healthy food at home will be met (with the help of ULA volunteers) by the creation of community garden plots and completion of the greenhouse currently on our campus.

Project 4: Habitat for Humanity
The vision of Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone has a safe place to live.  ULA volunteers will assist in this vision by building and repairing homes in the Ogden area and working in the Habitat forHumanity ReStore (3 locations).

Project 5: Catholic Community Services
Catholic Community Services serves the homeless and hungry, refugees fleeing their homes because of persecution and those fighting addiction.
Volunteers will be working in the Joyce Hansen Hall food bank, St. Martha's project and prepping a garden area.

- Pineview Reservoir Activity -

(to come)

Conference Details

ULA Program



Tara Peris: 801-626-7334 | taraperis@weber.edu


Weber State University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures equal access to all University functions, activities, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Please contact Student Involvement & Leadership at 801-626-6349 at least one week prior an event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.