Office of Student Life

Leadership & Community Engagement

Student Leadership Advocates

What is SLA?

Student Leadership Advocates (SLA) is a peer leadership cohort supported by the Office of Student Life's Department of Leadership & Community Engagement.

The role of SLA is to support the Ohio State community in leadership development, primarily through providing facilitation for leadership development workshops and retreats. SLA works with student leaders from across the university to support them as they develop as students and leaders.

SLAs take part in multiple years 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. After becoming a certified SLA facilitator, you will be qualified to participate in leading any of the several workshops we offer that impact over 3,000 students a year.

We offer workshops for over 20 different leadership development topics and are happy to work with you on the content you need if you do not see it here. Some of our most popular workshop topics include:

  • Personal Assessments Including
    • Values
    • True Colors 
    • VIA Values In Action
    • Gallup StrengthsQuest
    • Adobe My Creative Types
    • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
    • Love Languages
  • Time Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Retention
  • Recruitment
  • Mentoring
  • Team Building and Trust
  • Leadership Transitions
  • Leadership and Vulnerability
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking and Communication

Request an SLA Workshop

Looking help with a workshop, retreat or other support from Student Leadership Advocates? Complete the SLA Workshop Request Form today at

Want to Join SLA? 

Are you interested in joining the Student Leadership Advocates cohort? The application is currently closed and will open for the 2023-2024 school year in Spring 2022. Invitations to interview will be issued in early February and will be scheduled for the week of February 22nd. There is a social welcome meeting at the end of the Spring semester with official cohort membership and participation starting in August 2022. Email Kala McClure at with any questions or for more information.


Contact Kala McClure for more information.

Student Leadership Advocates