About the CLS

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The Center for Leadership and Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership education and experiential service learning. The CLS aims to develop the qualities that make UGA students stronger active citizens. Read below to learn more about our excellent programs!

The Arch Society

The Arch Society provides service to the University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors. The Men and Women of the Arch seek to serve the University of Georgia at all functions where it is desired to have students welcome guests and visitors to the University of Georgia.

Dawg Camp

Dawg Camp is a way for incoming first-year students to find their place at the University of Georgia! Each camp has a specific focus – service, music, adventure, and leadership – which will allow you to thrive in your first year of college!


The University of Georgia LeaderShape Institute is an extensive, six-day leadership development experience introducing student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership, leading with integrity, and creating personal goals for the future.

Leadership UGA

Leadership UGA is an open-access, cohort-based program for first and second year UGA students which provides them with opportunities to develop their leadership skills, interact with campus and community leaders, and to become more aware of the social issues facing our campus, community, state, nation, and world.


ServeUGA advances and promotes a culture of service at UGA by providing opportunities for students to engage directly in the local community, while also strengthening collaboration among student organizations on campus and connecting the student body with service-related resources.

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Philosophy and Mission


We believe that leadership and service are interconnected. These concepts, built upon a foundation of self-inquiry, require individuals to embark on an authentic, life-long journey of leadership learning and active citizenship. This journey is characterized by continuous discovery as we all continue to develop the capacity to lead and serve. By connecting to our innermost selves we are better able to identify compelling community needs and work to create positive change. Leaders have a responsibility to create inclusive communities that respect the dignity and worth of all people and to act with integrity.



The Center for Leadership & Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership learning and practice active citizenship.


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