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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders is a unique opportunity for first-year UMSL undergraduate students (freshmen or first-year sophomores) to get on the fast-track to student leadership, campus, and community involvement. Students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program will receive an insider's perspective on Student Involvement at UMSL. Throughout the program, students will have an opportunity to develop their leadership abilities through workshops, activities, and reflection in order to prepare them for future leadership experience at UMSL and beyond. Applications open Monday, October 17.

Benefits of the Emerging Leaders program include:

  • Involvement in campus life
  • Development of personal and professional skills
  • Opportunities to network
  • Foundations of leadership to excel at UMSL and beyond
  • Graduates of the program are recognized at the end of the year Student Leadership Awards
  • Attendance at one fall meeting
  • Attendance at an overnight retreat (April 14-April 15)
  • Participation at all required sessions and a number of optional workshops, approximately 2-2.5 hours each week
  • Earn 150 points to graduate from the program 

Monday, January 16: MLK Day of Service- REQUIRED (10 pts)
Wednesday, January 18: Welcome Session- REQUIRED (10 pts)
Monday, January 23: Consciousness of Self-REQUIRED (10 pts)
Earn a minimum of 30 points in this category:

Monday, February 20: Consciousness of Others- REQUIRED (10 pts)
Earn a minimum of 30 points in this category:

Monday, March 20: Consciousness of Context- REQURIED (10 pts)
Earn a minimum of 20 points in this category:

Friday, April 14-Saturday, April 15- End of the Year Retreat- REQUIRED (20 pts)
Wednesday, April 19- Closing Ceremony- REQUIRED
Monday, April 24: Leadership Awards Banquet- REQUIRED

* Open to the UMSL community 

Each participant is paired with an Emerging Leader peer facilitator who serves as a mentor, as well as plan outside social activities for participants and assists with facilitating weekly sessions.