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We believe that leadership is for everyone, regardless of position. Our leadership programs are designed to develop key skills for the growth and future success of our UTSA students, and to encourage active and engaged participation in positive social change. From immersive experiences to academic courses, we offer a variety of ways for you to chart your own leadership journey.


Leadership & Service Floor

Located within UTSA's Housing, this community will provide a vast array of opportunities for students living on the floor to develop as leaders through service. Throughout the academic year the students will be participating in a variety of activities and events that will help students make essential connections between leadership and service.

  • Contact UTSA Housing and Residence Life about on-campus housing
  • Complete on-campus housing documents and check that you are interested in living on the Leadership & Service Floor
  • If there is availability on the floor, UTSA Housing and Residence Life will assign you to a room on the floor

For any questions regarding your housing assignment, move-in, UTSA on-campus housing policies please contact UTSA Housing & Residence Life at:
(210) 458-6200

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Support Commitment to hang in there
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Conflict Willingness to learn from each other

  • Gain new knowledge about essential connections between leadership and service.
  • Actively participate in creating community among your fellow residents on the floor.
  • Learn to value personal involvement in community.
    • Develop your own identity and philosophy as a leader
    • Embrace various opportunities offered by the broader UTSA campus community
    • Remain focused on academic success and become an outstanding UTSA graduate

  • Attend the required Orientation Meeting with the entire Leadership & Service Floor Community
    • The date, time, and location will be sent through email once you have been placed on the floor
  • Actively participate in a minimum of 4 community opportunities each semester which include:
    • 2 of the opportunities must be leadership focused and can include:
      • Student Leadership Center programs and events, UTSA campus community events and programs, Floor programs and events
    • 2 of the opportunities must be service focused and can include:
      • Volunteer Services department projects, programs, and events, UTSA campus wide community
  • Residents will be provided a monthly calendar of events to choose from>

  • The Active Citizen workshop
  • Demo Kitchen events in partnership with the UTSA Rec Center
  • True Colors workshop
  • Financial Aid and Academic Advising workshops
  • Various Leadership Development programs and events
  • Blanket Making Party Service Project
  • Roadrunners Giveback
  • Outdoor Adventure Day
  • Floor Socials
  • Floor Volunteer Opportunities
  • And much much more!

If you have any questions regarding your on-campus housing, move-in, your room assignments, roommate questions, or other related questions please contact UTSA Housing & Residence Life at (210) 458-6200 or studenthousing@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the UTSA Leadership & Service Floor Community programs and events please contact us at: lvs@utsa.edu or (210) 458-7967.

Academic Courses

Academic courses instructed by the Leadership and Volunteer Services staff team combine experiential approaches and scholarly depth.

Introduction to Leadership (EDL 3003)

Leadership and Volunteer Services is pleased to offer EDL 3003 - Introduction to Leadership course for Fall 2022! This course not only examines numerous leadership theories but also includes interactive and experiential learning activities to put your learning into action. As part of the class, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from various leaders around the community as well as reflecting upon a novel dedicated to leadership. Consider registering for this course for Fall 2022; we would love to have you join us!

Leadership and Volunteer Services' collaboration with academic partners includes staff instruction of academic courses offered through the Honors College Trailblazing the National Parks (Hon 3253), Intentional & Sustainable Living in Costa Rica (Hon 3503) and City Solutions (Hon 3103).