Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Student Leadership Advocates

Student Leadership Advocates (SLA) is a peer leadership cohort program supported by the Office of Student Life.

SLAs take part in three sequenced levels of experiential leadership education and training, while also providing Ohio State student organizations with facilitation services. As an SLA you will learn more about how you can become a stronger leader, while also helping others become stronger leaders.

SLAs can work with your student group at your next meeting, educational workshop or retreat. These student facilitators are trained in a variety of topics and activities to specifically build leadership and teamwork among individuals and groups. You can request their support on the Student Activities Resource Request Form

In the past year, SLA facilitated over 100 workshops, impacting over 3,000 students.

Among the topics we present are:SLA Group Pic

  • Team Building
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
  • True Colors
  • Clifton Strengths for Students
  • Time Management and Stress Relief
  • Values Clarification 
  • Goal-Setting
  • Ice Breakers
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Retreat Planning and Facilitation
  • And Many More!

Want to Join SLA? 

Are you interested in joining the Student Leadership Advocates cohort? Applications to join the cohort in 2018-2019 are now closed. But check back in February 2019 to apply for the following school year!

Request a Workshop or Facilitation

Student organizations and groups can request SLA facilitators by using the Workshop and Retreat Network online request form. This form also has a listing of sample workshop/retreat topics. SLA staff will select a facilitator based on the organization's needs.

SLA may need more advanced notice to fill facilitation requests during the summer term due to a limited number of available facilitators.  

Where to Find SLAs

Come visit us during our SLA Office Hours in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. SLA members are usually available between Noon - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Contact Emma Kagan for more information.