Welcome to the Hesselbein Global Academy of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement!

Due to the recent developments in the global pandemic of COVID-19, the University of Pittsburgh is cancelling the Hesselbein Global Academy’s 2020 Student Leadership Summit that was scheduled for July 17-21, 2020.  Therefore, we will no longer be accepting applications for the 2020 Summit.  We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause. 

However, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to offer virtual leadership development workshops in July 2020. 

If you were not able to attend these sessions, please feel free to view a recording here. 


This one-of-a-kind program offers participants a transformative, globally-minded leadership experience right here on campus! Through our annual Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit, student leaders from around the world converge on our campus for an intensive four-day experience. Delegates participate in interactive workshops, receive mentorship from government and business leaders, and take part in hands-on problem solving sessions.

Make a donation to help support future participants of the Summit! All donations will be used to fund travel and activities for college students who want to make a difference in their communities.  Your gift will directly help to support students attendance at the Summit.

To make a gift, please visit this website.


To inspire, develop, and reward accomplished student leaders to meet the challenges of


Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement aims to pro-
duce a cadre of experienced, ethical leaders equipped to address critical issues through-
out the world. Through dynamic global mentorship, training, and service opportunities,
student leaders of today will become the business, community, and government leaders of