New Student and Leadership Programs

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Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

The Department of New Student and Leadership Programs, with the support of the Division of Student Engagement, is comprised of a wide-ranging array of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities to increasing leadership abilities, promoting student learning, and enhancing the development of all Lamar University students. The department contributes to the University mission by preparing students to assume roles of leadership, involvement, and service at LU and in the community.

Our Programs

New Student Orientation

Every journey begins with a single step, and New Student Orientation is your first step towards graduation! All new Cardinals are required to attend one of several Orientation sessions offered throughout the summer.

The Summit Student Leadership Conference

 The 2018 Student Leadership Summit will be held Saturday, October 6 and is specially designed for you to improve your leadership skills and reach your goals. Dynamic keynote speakers, targeted student workshops, and leadership development seminars make this an event you don't want to miss!

Leadership Week

Lamar University celebrates student leadership, and Leadership Week is our chance each year to highlight leadership for all students on campus. Activities include opportunities for teamwork, service, workshops, and using problem-solving skills for a big prize!

Week of Welcome

The purpose for Week of Welcome is to welcome students back to Lamar's Campus and introduce them to campus life. For new or returning students WOW is a way to get involved and interact with new students and campus organizations. Make sure to come out to all the wonderful events!

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the voice of students, facilitates new and improved student services and programs, and serves an important role in student judicial proceedings. All regularly enrolled Lamar University students are represented by the Student Government Association, which affords each student an opportunity to promote, support, and participate in a well-rounded student life program.

Parent and Family Association

Parents and families are an important key to student success! Join the LU Parents Association and receive updates on Lamar events, special offers, and more!