Emerging Leaders is a leadership program for first-year students who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills, getting involved on campus, and developing friendships with their peers. Research has shown that students who get involved on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to remain at the university. The goal of the Emerging Leaders program is to expose students to campus and community involvement opportunities, while simultaneously equipping them with the skills needed to succeed during their first year. Program highlights include weekly interactive leadership workshops, an off-campus retreat in North Georgia, and social activities throughout the semester. Students will also be paired with an upperclassman mentor who will show them the ins and outs of Georgia State and assist them in finding their place on campus. For students who were highly involved in high school or who have a desire to connect to the campus community, this program is an excellent first step to collegiate success.