student leadersLeadership Development 

We strive to educate current and future student leaders so that they can effectively manage conflict, empower others, communicate, and achieve their desired goals.

We are planning a several leadership opportunities for students throughout the academic year. Please check back periodically regarding the updated events.


Leadership Conference

Lander’s annual Leadership Conference is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme is ELEVATE. The conference is open to all students. This opportunity provides you with many presentations, workshops, and networking options with other students, faculty, staff, and community members. Registration will open on October 1, and more information is to come. 


Civic Engagement

The Department of Student Activities at Lander University believes that the involvement of students in civic engagement is essential not just in enhancing their college experience but in developing skills that can be translated into the workforce. One of our values and objectives as a department is to form students into community leaders. At Lander University, students can be involved with the community through student organizations, community events, and individual acts of service. 

  • August 26th: Birthday Cards For Connie Maxwell 2-5pm 
    During welcome back week, we will be creating birthday cards for the kids at the Connie Maxwell homes. These cards will be sent to the kids individually to make their birthdays special!
  • September 25th: Service Saturday at Habitat for Humanities  (Time TBA) 
    Get involved in Greenwood's local Habitat for Humanities by volunteering on a construction site or within their Restore. Make connections and new friends throughout Landers campus and the Greenwood community while volunteering.
  • September 28th: Beach Volleyball Tournament (6pm-until) 
    Come participate in the student life beach volleyball tournament in support of the Bear Necessities Food Pantry. Student can gather a team together and play beach volleyball with the option of bringing canned goods to the tournament. Donations are welcome but not required.
  • November 16th: Holiday Tree Lighting Cards to Soldiers (5:30-9PM) 
    Stop by and create a holiday card for those serving our country. These cards will be sent to soldiers who are not able to be with their families this holiday season and gives the community the opportunity to send a little Holiday cheer.


Lander University Volunteers

The Lander University Volunteers is a university sponsored student organization devoted to serving the community. This organization organizes “Service Saturday” events as well as serves as volunteers for regular campus events. More information coming soon. Contact Demario Watts at for questions.