Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs
The Power of Student Leadership

Leadership Programs consist of student oriented leadership opportunities designed to enable students to lead in a variety of settings. To get involved a student must simply be interested in growing in his or her abilities to lead. We provide a variety of different leadership programs designed to connect with a variety of students. We are committed to the University mission of developing future leaders for our community, state, nation and world by providing leadership programming for all students.  Our leadership programs provide guiding pillars that allow all students the opportunity to grow and develop as leaders.

Students move through the programs, building on competencies and theories that are embedded within the various programs.  By the time a student leaves WT, they are equipped with the leadership skills necessary to be successful members of their homes, workplaces and communities.  

For more information, call the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at 806-651-2313.

Leadership Board 2022-23

Calendar of Events

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Spring 2024 Leadership Activities  
Student Leadership Relay

The Student Leadership Relay (SLR) at West Texas A&M University is designed to build on the leadership experience of all WT students. Our institution provides several opportunities for leadership development, teaching our students valuable lessons they can utilize in their academics and co-curricular activities, and beyond graduation. Through the Leadership Relay, the leadership journey of our students is centered around four core objectives. Each year as students continue building on each objective, they will begin to recognize their leadership potential, connecting those skills throughout their leadership experiences, both on and off campus, and gain an understanding of who they are as leaders. 

The Student Leadership Relay is a university-wide leadership track that allows students to build on their leadership potential at the start of their first year. Each year, students are allowed the opportunity to participate in leadership experiences, and these experiences are a step towards completing the SLR. Students who complete the Student Leadership Relay each year will be awarded a Leadership Baton, and after completing their fourth year, students will be awarded a Leadership Medallion to be worn at graduation.

To register for the Student Leadership Relay, please contact Jess Merrell in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership JBK 103 at 806-651-2313, or email 

The following programs are just a portion of the programs included in the SLR: 

SLR Banner 7.28.22

SLR Programs

5-Point Programs  
10-Point Programs  
15-Point Programs  
20-Point Programs  
Non-SLR Experiences  


Watch this video to learn how to fill out the Student Leadership Relay during your time at WT. 

Leadership Board

The purpose of Leadership Board is to facilitate the sharing and learning of leadership skills on campus.  Members of Leadership Board have the opportunity to expand their leadership skills as they plan, implement and evaluate the group's leadership development programs.  Leadership Board plans and coordinates events, seminars and service opportunities that promote leadership skills and orient campus leaders to common problems, goals and successes on campus and beyond. 

Contact Jess Merrell at for more information about activities or becoming a member.

Emerging Student Leaders Academy

Students will dive into a self-leadership journey that will guide them in their academics, jobs, extracurriculars, and lives. Lunch is provided at every session.

Every Wednesday from 12:25-12:45 p.m. in JBK Room 8 (downstairs). This is also offered online!

Part 1: August 30 to September 27

Part 2: October 4 to November 1

Contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at to sign up or to obtain the virtual option.  

Leaders Beyond Limitations

Hear from professional staff and offices about improving leadership skills and how to work in teams. Open to individuals, and it is also highly encouraged that student organization officer teams come to participate as a group! Snacks and giveaways at every session. Every Tuesday in February from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. AND a Friday afternoon of ropes courses at CETA Canyon on March 8!

Contact Jess Merrell at to sign up.