"UCOLA is a great event to attend if you want to learn how to become a leader with extraordinary people in fun ways!"- Student Participant

"UCOLA has been a springboard for freshmen who attend to go on and not be afraid to get involved in their school and community. Thank you for hosting it!"- High School Counselor

University of Central Oklahoma Leadership Academy



The University of Central Oklahoma Leadership Academy is a progressive program that strives to further develop Oklahoma ninth grade students to become leaders in their school and communities. The UCOLA accomplishes this by providing first-rate training experiences that will allow each Academy participant to develop and enhance their own leadership abilities. It is also a great way for freshmen to be exposed to the University of Central Oklahoma and begin thinking about higher education. The executive board was dedicated to having high quality leadership development curriculum which focused on the theme "Be a Game Changer". -UCOLA 2017 is all about helping 9th graders be game changers in their schools, communities, and organizations. Through workshops, activities, and discussions, students learn how to make a difference among their peers. Being a game changer means leading against the grain. Students also went through a campus tour and a resource fair which highlighted services and programs offered here at UCO. Feel free to explore our website to learn more!

For questions or concerns, please contact us at ucola@uco.edu or 405-974-5560