Holden Center Hours

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

We're located on the ground floor of the Erb Memorial Union, office space 047. You can access our center by the amphitheater entrance.

Plan for a Bright Future

Take a moment to stop and ask yourself some of life's harder questions. Who am I? What am I doing here? Where am I going? Not easy questions to contemplate. We believe that the journey to answering these questions is just as important as finding the answers. In order to find them, you must engage with the life and people around you. You must identify your strengths, connect with your passions, and envision the world that you want to live in. In short, we need people who are leaders. We need you. Don't believe us? Challenge accepted. Join us and we'll show you how to be the leader that you never dreamed you could be.

We're Hiring for 2019–20

The Holden Center is hiring program assistants for Duck Corps, Days of Service, StrengthsQuest, Leadership Workshops, and Outreach for the 2019-2020 school year. If you want to make a difference and continue honing your leadership skills, apply now! Applications are due May 6, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.


Leadership Lounge
Leadership LoungeMay 29
3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Emotional Intelligence Workshop
Emotional Intelligence Workshop May 30
3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Somos comunidad: Una celebracion Cultural/We are Community
Somos comunidad: Una celebracion Cultural/We are...Jul 20
12:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Being a Leader

What does it mean to be a leader? Ask three different people and you'll probably get three different answers. You may think that you already know what it means to be a leader. Your résumé is full and you are looking for your next LinkedIn update. Wherever you're at, whatever you think of leadership, one thing is for sure—it is going to change. You're going to need the leadership of tomorrow, today. But don't worry, we've got you covered. So, it's time to become the leader that you've always dreamed of being. The world is waiting.

Serving Others

Service and leadership go hand-in-hand. A leader stands at the front of the flock, but also takes time to make sure everyone is fit for flight. You envision a better world for everyone to live in, but you don't stop there. You wake up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday and pick up the tools to make that vision a reality. You've got a lot of choices here. So, when you're ready, your opportunities are waiting.

Parents Leadership Council

As a member of the Parents Leadership Council (PLC), parents help us shape the student experience. The council meets regularly with our vice president for student life to advise campus leadership on critical decisions and issues facing our students. In addition, our PLC members help us encourage family engagment, cultivate philanthropic support for the Division of Student Life, and serve on a team supporting the pillars of the PLC—safety and wellness, leadership, and career development. 

Thank you.

Give to Our Students

Donor Spotlight

Patrick and Stephanie Kilkenny

The Kilkenny Service and Leadership Fund supported the creation of the Student Service Grant program, which provides multiple grants of up to $1,000 to help students participate in hands-on educational projects. We are honored to have their support and thank them for their committment.