​Leadership Programs

New Organization Leadership Institute

NOLI Overview:

This program is intended for leaders of newly registered student organizations which have been registered for the first time since 2019 OR organizations which have re-registered for the first time in several years. This is a semester-long, cohort based program that will take place during both fall and spring semesters. This program is open to any member of a newly registered student organization, not just chief officers. 

NOLI will provide access to resources and intentional training based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development to equip leaders of new student organizations for future success of their organizations. Participants who successfully complete NOLI may be eligible to receive Experiential Learning credit. By participating in NOLI, student leaders will:

  • Examine and articulate their own leadership philosophy
  • Gain foundational training in various student organization processes
  • Plan for the future success of their organization by developing an officer transition plan and learning how to facilitate a 3-5 year organization plan
  • Engage with a cohort of peers and University resources
  • Be guaranteed space to table in major Involvement Fairs and mini fairs (when applicable by organization category)
  • Participate in Collegiate Leadership Conference for free 


We are seeking to actualize the potential of new student organization leaders at the University of Georgia in the promotion of individual, group, and community leadership development. The interests and experiences of each member will intersect with the broader needs of student organization leaders in pursuit of community comprised of creative and inspired leaders who will affect positive and sustained change. 

Participants of NOLI are expected to attend weekly meetings, which will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m. throughout the semester. 

Additional expectations include:

  • Attend weekly NOLI seminars throughout the semester
  • Participate in at least one Presidential Summit
  • Participate in an Involvement Fair
  • Attend the Collegiate Leadership Conference on a Saturday in February 2021 (cost of registration provided as a NOLI participant)
  • Complete regular planning and reflection assignments 
  • Spend time outside of seminar meetings working on related student organization projects

Application Timeline: 

Applications for the Fall 2020 Cohort are accepted on a rolling basis and the final deadline is August 27, 2020. Click here to apply!

Applications for the Spring 2021 Cohort are due by January 18, 2021. (Application coming soon)