Many leadership opportunities exist within the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC).

Resources for employment, internships, practicums, classes, and other volunteer services offer opportunities for the development of leadership skills. PIC staff are available to design workshops for strengthening leadership skills.

Excellence in Leadership Conference

Students have the opportunity to attend the Excellence in Leadership conference. This conference helps students build personal leadership skills through participation in educational sessions with on-campus and off-campus leaders and professionals.

Group Challenge Experience 

The Pioneer Involvement Center provides a mobile team-building program, working with groups to strengthen interaction between members. Through the Group Challenge Experience, organizations develop strategies for building a successful team capable of implementing short and long term goals. The Group Challenge Experience program is a complement to the high ropes course available through PIC for student organizations.

Leadership Library 

Located in the Pioneer Involvement Center, the Leadership Library is available to all students. Books, journals, magazines, videos, and files are just a few resources student organizations, living groups, residence halls, or individual students may access to strengthen their skills.

Leadership Awards 

The goals of the annual Pioneer Involvement Center Leadership Awards are:

  • To recognize the contribution of our outstanding students, organizations, faculty, and staff to our campus and the surrounding community
  • To encourage our students to become active citizens in their respective communities
  • To create a strong sense of belonging and connection to the UW-Platteville campus community

Names of recipients of all Leadership Awards will be inscribed on a plaque located on the UW-Platteville Student Leadership Wall. The Leadership Wall is located near the PIC on the first floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center.

  • UW-Platteville Alumni Association Oak Leaf Award for Outstanding Student Governance Organization
    Groups eligible for this award include: Residence Hall Association, Presidents’ Council, Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission, Student Senate, and United Greek Council.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Oak Leaf Award for Outstanding Greek Organization
    Groups eligible for this award include all of the registered Greek Life organizations including fraternities and sororities (professional and/or social) along with Interfraternity Council, Order of Omega, Panhellenic Association, and Women’s Greek Council.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Oak Leaf Award for Outstanding Residence Hall Involvement Team
    Groups eligible for this award include all residence hall involvement teams.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Oak Leaf Award for Outstanding Student Organization
    Any registered UW-Platteville student organization shall be eligible for this award, with the exception of those listed as eligible for the Outstanding Governance Organization, Outstanding Greek Organization, and Outstanding Residence Hall Involvement Team.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Oak Leaf Award for Outstanding Departmental Student Group
    Any UW-Platteville student group sponsored by a department that does not meet the criteria of the other group categories listed above shall be eligible for this award. Students are a primary feature in making the department or office a success. The student members can be paid or unpaid student leaders.

  • Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization
    This award is for a faculty, academic staff, university staff, university LTE staff, graduate student, or community member functioning as a primary advisor to a registered student organization.

    Outstanding Support Staff to a Student Organization
    This award is for a faculty, academic staff, university staff, university LTE staff, graduate student, or community member providing significant support to a registered student organization.

    UW-Platteville Student Senate Student Voice Award
    This is an award sponsored by Student Senate to recognize faculty, staff, and/or administrators who are not serving in a specific student organization advisor role, yet they demonstrate hard work and diligence for advancing student issues. They perform above expectations regarding student needs, serve as a role model for students, and have changed the lives of students by advancing the student voice.

    UW-Platteville Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award
    For outstanding leadership by a freshman, sophomore, junior, or non-graduating (calendar year) senior. Nominees must be currently enrolled for at least 12 credits. Up to five awards are presented.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership
    The Alumni Association and Awards Selection Committee award two of the Excellence in Leadership Award recipients with a $250 scholarship to UW-Platteville for their outstanding contributions that rise above others.

    UW-Platteville University Women’s Council Student Woman of the Year
    This award recognizes a female student who has demonstrated leadership and success in making a difference to empower the lives of women, along with distinguished service at UW-Platteville by supporting the well-being and interests of females.

    Nominees for the Student Woman of the Year must possess a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for undergraduate and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for graduate students. This award is sponsored by the UW-Platteville University Women’s Council.

    UW-Platteville Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Student of the Year
    This award is to recognize an outstanding student of color on the UW-Platteville campus. Under-represented students make up only about 8% of the student body on campus, making student involvement and successful navigation difficult at times. It is critical to recognize under-represented students for the tremendous effort, resiliency, and determination they put into their time at UW-Platteville.

    UW-Platteville Outstanding Graduate Student
    This award recognizes outstanding leadership by a graduate student. Nominee must be a full-time graduate student and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    UW-Platteville Alumni Association Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award
    Those students chosen to receive an Honorary Lifetime Membership into the Alumni Association must be graduating seniors who excel in academics, professional development, campus involvement, and leadership. They are strong supporters of UW-Platteville programs, and possess the potential to become active members of the Alumni Association.

    Chancellor’s Medallion Award
    The Chancellor’s Medallion is for outstanding leadership by a graduating senior in this calendar year. Up to five awards will be presented.

    Dean Linden Pioneer Achievement Award
    This award recognizes outstanding leadership by an undergraduate student, and is not limited to seniors. Nominees must currently be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. One award shall be presented each year in honor of Lloyd Linden, Dean of Students for nearly 30 years at UW-Platteville.

Contact Information

Markee Pioneer Student Center


1300 Markee Pioneer Student Center