Emerging Leaders

Learn. Lead. Leave Your Legacy.

Emerging Leaders is an interactive program for freshmen and sophomore students at Shawnee State University. A year long program, Emerging Leaders challenges students to develop their leadership abilities through workshops, presentations, service projects and retreats. The Emerging Leaders program creates an opportunity for students to become actively engaged in the campus community through leadership development, civic engagement and self-discovery. It is through achievement, mentoring and co-curricular involvement that students experience an all-inclusive approach to college life.

While working with administrators, faculty, community leaders and student leaders, participants will learn and cultivate their competencies in:

  • Leadership
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Personal Goal Setting
  • Teamwork
  • Appreciating Differences
  • Valuing Global Perspectives
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Mentoring
  • Community Service & Action
  • Citizenship
  • Social Awareness
Integrity Respect Responsibility Servant Leadership

Application Deadlines and Selection Criteria

Twenty participants will be selected on the basis of their interest, previous co-curricular involvement, leadership potential, and responses to the essay questions.

Participant Expectations

  • Sign and maintain an Emerging Leaders Honor Code
  • Remain in good academic standing with 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Maintain full-time student status
  • Attend 90% of programs, workshops, service projects and retreats
  • Join a student organization

Benefits for Participants

  • Develop and practice leadership skills
  • Acquire knowledge that is needed to be an effective leader on campus
  • Learn the value of a diverse university community
  • Develop a better understanding of self and working with others
  • Leave your legacy at Shawnee State University

Program Requirements

Meetings/Campus Presentations

Will be held biweekly.

Campus and Community Engagement

Students will participate in the 9-11 Day of Service (September) and the MLK Day of Service (January) and join at least one recognized student organization.

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