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Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

ODU's Leadership Program develops self-sufficient, civically minded leaders who cultivate behaviors and values that allow them to actively reinvent and develop leadership practices to overcome challenges and exhibit social responsibility.

A variety of leadership programs, such as lectures, conferences, and retreats create opportunities for student leaders to explore and implement proven leadership practices. Students engage in learning, reflection, planning, and application of lessons learned to improve their communities. ODU's Leadership Program aims to be accessible to every student, building on the foundation that we all have the capacity to lean and leader. Monarch Leaders embrace a philosophy of leadership that strives to create consistent small changes today and enlist others so that together we can create greater good.






First-Year Leadership Programs

Freshman summer institute participants 2017

Build leadership skills and make new friends in a three-day intensive summer program.

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Alumni Reception

Lay the foundation for a successful leadership journey at ODU during this eight-week fall program.

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Leadership Development Opportunities

Leadership Lecture Series

Engage in leadership-focused programs throughout each semester and earn a graduation medal.

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Freshman Summer Institute Counselors 2017

Explore various leadership inventories and certification opportunities.

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Students in Thought During Guest Scholar

Continue your growth beyond the Leadership Lecture Series by diving deeper into courses offered on campus.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!