Student Leader Retreat

Hundreds of student leaders converge to participate in an intensive retreat where they develop leadership skills and identify opportunities for collaboration and coalitions.

Saturday, September 28
UCen Corwin Pavilion

Pre-Registration Required

Registration Closed
(Check back next spring)


This year will mark the 12th Annual Student Leader Retreat at UCSB. The program has grown significantly since its inception and the strong partnership between the Associated Students and Leadership Development (Office of Student Life) continues. Click here to download the 2013 retreat flyer.

2013 Retreat Participants


In 2009, the planning committee had to face the challenge of serving a growing number of participants with a rapidly deteriorating budget. To this end, the Student Leader Retreat has been redesigned dramatically. The committee continues to refine the experience to setup student leaders for a productive and enjoyable academic year.

Why Go?

Previous Participants Have Said...

“The networking opportunities were extraordinarily helpful for my organization.”

“I loved having the opportunity to network with so many friendly, passionate people in an environment that encouraged progression and positive leadership development.”

“I got a chance to network with people I probably would not have gotten a chance to outside of this... And it wa just an overall awesome experience!”

"Another organization may bless you, inspire you, or even challenge you, but ultimately this will contribute to the growth of your organization and the building of character within each member. Don't miss out!"

Who can attend?

All of the following organizations can elect at least one student officer to attend (additional spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis):

How much does it cost?

It’s free to participants! The retreat is supported by the AS Students’ Initiative, the Student Life Fee, generous private donations and organization registration fees.


Participant Resources