Programs & Events

Leadership and Volunteer Services partners with areas across the institution and community partners across San Antonio to host several events and programs that bring the UTSA community together. Learn more about these programs below and explore all upcoming events on RowdyLink
Group photo of students volunteering at a food bank.

Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Break program which is an experiential opportunity for UTSA students, staff, and faculty to explore a social issue in the community through education, direct service, and reflection. This opportunity builds upon leadership skills, fosters individual growth and promotes a deeper sense of global awareness.

Photo of Leadership Takeover participants team building.

Leader U

Leaders U is an annual conference held in September designed to prepare rising student leaders to:

  • Define what leadership means to you
    Identify a next step goal to continue developing at least one priority leadership skill over the next year
  • Articulate one or more ways in which their leadership learning has enhanced their career readiness
  • Quantify and describe gains in leadership skill
  • Learn more about LeaderU



UTSA Day of Service

Day of Service is an annual tradition and a volunteer opportunity for UTSA to come together as a community and give back to our San Antonio city. It is the largest service event of the year with 600-800 volunteers and approximately 20-25 community partners. Projects have included community gardens, painting youth centers, landscaping, and other arts and crafts projects.




LVS StoryTelling invites students and other UTSA community members to participate in a one-on-one storytelling interview, talking about your personal experience and exploring how we build our capacity to succeed despite and because of the challenges we encounter.