Emerging Leaders is a year-long leadership program for first-year students who are interested in becoming a leader, 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 year. 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.
The Emerging Leaders Program will meet from 3:00pm-4:30pm beginning September 12 and will last until November 28. Students interested in participating in the program must be available to attend all of these meetings for the entire semester. During these sessions, students will learn more about their leadership style and how they can utilize that to lead at Georgia State University.
Students in the program are required to participate in an overnight leadership retreat in October. During the retreat, you will participate in team building activities, get to connect with upper-class students, and participate in experiential leadership challenges. This retreat will give you the opportunity to get away from campus for the weekend to learn and recharge. The cost to participate in the program is $60.
The application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open! Go online today to submit an application. You will need to utilize your OrgSync account to apply.
For questions, contact Chris Leary, Student Affairs Advisor for Leadership Programs, at [email protected] or 404-413-1536.