Student Leadership Colloquium

Each year, usually in February, 5-10 student leaders (accompanied by a faculty/staff member)  from each ACC university gather at a host university to study and teach, to swap and share both leadership strategies and knowledge regarding a specific social issue.   Typically, the conferences have the foll0wing features:

*The topical focus is upon socially responsible initiatives.

*Cross-university teams each develop a strategic action plan to alleviate the issue under study.

*Faculty experts from the host institution consult with the teams, offer seminars on the topic and on leadership, and judge the various action plans.

*Student leaders, often via field trips, are exposed to local agencies dealing with the issue

*The conference begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.

*All expenses are paid by the ACCAC (the total budget is $75,000).

*Planning and hosting responsibilities are rotated among the universities.

*Each university chooses its delegates.


Upcoming and past conferences:

February 24-26, 2017 at Wake Forest University

February 26-28, 2016 at Clemson University

February 27- March 1, 2015 at Notre Dame

February 21-23, 2014 at the University of Miami

April 5-7, 2013 at Boston College
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February 18-19, 2012 at UNC-Chapel Hill         Photos from the Conference

February 18-20, 2011 at Georgia Tech

February 19-21, 2010 at Florida State


Proposed Future Sites:
2017       Wake Forest University
2018       Duke University
2019       NC State University


Students interested in being a delegate should consult with their local leadership office or VP for Student Affairs.    A list of coordinators is available on this website under “about ACCAC/Other Committees/Leadership Conference Coordinators.”