"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 is dedicated to having high quality leadership development curriculum which focuses on a new theme each year. Through workshops, activities, and discussions, students learn how to make a difference among their peers.  Students also participate in a campus tour and a resource fair highlighting 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