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About the Summer Leadership Conference

The Summer Leadership Conference is a three-day conference that brings Penn State student representatives together from across the commonwealth. Participants attend several workshops aimed at enhancing their leadership, citizenship and networking skills.

This year's Summer Leadership Conference will be held on August 2-4, 2018 at University Park in State College, PA.


The Penn State Summer Leadership Conference will provide a challenging and motivating experience for participants where they will learn to be bold and confident leaders personally and professionally and will be inspired to lead purposeful lives in both civic and global arenas.

Learning Outcomes

Through participation in the Summer Leadership Conference, students will:

  • Enhance essential leadership skills and competencies and identify areas for further exploration and development; specifically decision making, group dynamics, and conflict management.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of multicultural competency and explain its importance for effective leadership and citizenship.
  • Be able to define their leadership values and philosophies through self-awareness exercises.
  • Demonstrate how their role as a student leader at Penn State can be applied to their future.

Registration Process

Below are some important notes regarding registration for this year's conference held at University Park on August 2-4, 2018.

  1. Please complete the following registration information and submit by June 2, 2018. Students must be placed in double rooms and males and females must be in separate rooms.
  2. There is a limit of twelve students to attend per campus.
  3. The number of rooms you will need to request on the registration form will depend on the number of male and female students attending the conference from your campus. There should not be any more than twelve (12) students per campus listed in six (6) student rooms.
  4. If you have an odd number of male and/or female students attending, please email Nikolee Byers ( requesting that these students be paired with students from other campuses. For example, if your campus has three male students attending and you do not notify our office to pair the third student with someone from another campus you will be charged the full single rate for that third student. Students will not be paired unless a formal request is made in writing to the Central Office.
  5. Contact the Central Office at 814.863.9954 should you have any additional questions.

For each student or staff member you will need to complete the following information:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • PSU e-mail address
  • For those students returning to the conference for a 2nd year please indicate this next to their name on the registration form. (Ex: Jay Arcuri - Returner)
  • Area Represented
    • This information will go on the name tag. For staff this is their title. Due to space constraints we are not able to list more than one title for students. Therefore, for students you will need to select one title or area that the student is representing which resulted in their invitation to the conference.
  • Number of Nights
    • This should be two nights for all students attending. Staff may only be able to attend for one night and this should be reflected appropriately on the registration form. If you are interested in arriving a day early (Monday night) for the conference please make sure to note 3 nights instead of 2 when you complete the registration form for your campus.
    • Due to the location of the conference this year, many campuses will be arriving a day early (Monday night) for the conference. Please make sure to note 3 nights instead of 2 when you complete the registration form.
  • T-shirt size
  • Dietary restriction(s)

Once you complete the information on all the attendees from your campus you will need to click the submit button at the bottom of the page. Following this, you will get a confirmation notice that it has been successfully submitted.

Campuses will be invoiced for the number of students/staff that they register for. Invoices will be given at the conference. Just a reminder that you will be invoiced for the number of students/staff who were initially registered.

Please remember that all students are required to sign the expectations agreement. These need to be submitted at the time of Check-In on August 2nd (or for early arrivals on August 1st).