Student Life

SGA’s Leadership Development Program Now Accepting Applications 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Student Government Association is now accepting applications for its Leadership Development Program (LDP), an initiative dedicated to building future leaders on campus from the freshman class. 

Students selected will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a leader on campus by networking with other student leaders and the university’s administration while learning about various student organizations on campus, and exploring their own personal growth as a leader. 

"LDP is a unique opportunity for freshman to learn about issues facing college students on our campus, meet current student leaders and campus administrators, and grow individual leadership skills. It builds a network of leaders who are striving to create a better campus community," Elizabeth Foster, student body vice president, said.  

Applications are evaluated based on several criteria, including leadership potential and experience, academic success and dedication to community service.  

The top 40 students are chosen to participate in the Leadership Development Program. Some of the events and activities that students have participated in include:

  • introductions to SGA, SAB (Student Activities Board), CCO (Center for Community Outreach), LEA (Leadership Exchange Ambassadors), WRFL and DanceBlue with various activities;
  • Wrap Up America fort-building competition, a service project to collect blankets for homeless individuals in the Lexington community;
  • discussion and Q&A with University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto;
  • tour of Keeneland;
  • Resume Workshop at the James W. Stuckert Career Center;
  • Networking Dinner with the UK Alumni Association.
  • tour of Ashland Estate, with special guest Mayor Jim Gray.

To apply, visit SGA's website. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Interviews will be held the following week.

If you have any questions about the application or Student Government, please contact Elizabeth Foster at


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