How Will You Lead?

Catholic U Leadership offers and advertises various opportunities from both the Leadership area of OCA and the greater campus community, for students to develop and enhance their leadership ability. Whether you're discovering your leadership potential or looking to bolster existing skills, Catholic U Leadership programs will develop the knowledge and confidence you need to soar. We are your one stop shop for all things Catholic U Leadership

Are you ready to lead? Join us for our programs, for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Programs (all programs are subject to change and adjustment due to social distancing regulations)


Catholic U Leadership Academy

During the 2020-2021 academic year, Catholic U Leadership will provide a host of engaging and interactive discussions, once each month. Each discussion seeks to expand the knowledge, understanding, and skills of the Catholic University of America student body. Stay tuned for more updates as the semester gets underway!

Catholic U Leadership Conference

The Catholic U Leadership Conference is a day long event that allows students an opportunity to learn about leadership in many different settings. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend a keynote speaker session, breakout sessions, interactive table discussions, and more. Stay tuned for what's coming March 20th 2021.

Cultural Leadership Retreat

The Cultural Leadership Retreat is a day-long retreat that provides the opportunity for students to explore leadership through the lens of diversity. Each retreat is centered around a specific theme, complete with group sessions that seek to build community, foster leadership skills, and create an environment of encounter and inclusion among Catholic University of America students. The Cultural Leadership Retreat is held in collaboration with the Center for Cultural Engagement during the fall semester.

Cardinal Leadership Celebration

The Cardinal Leadership Celebration is the University's annual award ceremony which seeks to recognize the accomplishments of Catholic University students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service both on campus and within the local community. In addition to fulfilling the unique criteria of each award, the recipients also demonstrate a commitment to the distinct mission and purpose of The Catholic University of America. There are 19 total awards for which students can be nominated for including general nominations, class specific nominations, and graduate student specific nominations. Check here to see the winners of the 2019-2020 academic year

Other Leadership Initiatives
  • LeadershipIn5: A new virtual leadership series! Click here to find out more.
  • Catholic U Leadership Blog: Get key information, opportunties, articles, and motivation, from a leadership perspective.
  • Leadership Panel: Leadership discussions with panelists from across the Catholic U Community
  •  Leadership Challenge: COMING THIS FALL!