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Freshman - Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Program is a three-month program designed to guide and support students during their first year at EIU. Emerging Leaders will explore various leadership topics, learn about themselves and develop their own leadership style. Emerging Leaders connect students to campus by encouraging involvement in campus activities, dedication to academic excellence, providing support and guidance during the first year of college, and linking students to campus and community leaders.

Goals and Objectives:
  • To teach basic leadership skills.
  • To connect students to EIU and provide opportunities for students to become involved on campus.
  • To help students become successful academically and personally.
  • To provide opportunities for community participation.

In order to participate in the Emerging Leaders program, you must be nominated by an EIU professional staff member.

Click here if you are a student who would like to become an Emerging Leader

Transfer Students - Transfer Leadership Institute

The Transfer Leadership Institute is an eight-week program designed to challenge you to grow, both personally and professionally, through interactive activities and discussions. These  weekly sessions are designed to cultivate advance leadership skills and sharpen your current skill set. The program will focus on developing both individual proficiencies and group dynamics expertise allowing you to cultivate your own leadership style.

In addition, the Institute will help you connect to campus by introducing you to organizations, activities, experiences, and leadership positions that will help you polish your personal resume. The Institute will link you to leaders at EIU and in our local community.  Finally, the Institute will be a resource for you throughout your time at EIU, providing support and guidance in a variety of ways.

We will be offering two sessions for the Transfer Leadership Institute during the fall semester.
Session 1: Dates to be determined
Session 2: Dates to be determined

We are not currently accepting applications.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact New Student Programs at (217) 581-6435 or email at nsp@eiu.edu.