Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders (EL) is a transformative, Campus Life program geared towards first-year students at Washington University in St. Louis.

Campus Life’s Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development, cohort-based experience for first-year students. The program involves an overnight retreat at an off-campus retreat site, three on-campus educational sessions on campus, and a mentoring component where first year students are paired with an upper-class mentor. The theme for each year varies but is always designed to help students reflect on their personal values, social identities, and strengths to encourage a culture of positive social change within the campus community. Put simply, this program resembles an accelerated leadership course with a select group of first-year students. Campus Life collaborates with various partners, guest speakers, and upper-class student mentors to construct curriculum that challenges students on their assumptions about leadership and encouraging an understanding of leadership that is both transformative and purposeful. The Emerging Leaders program is a great opportunity for first-year students to evaluate their current leadership skills and values, develop and grow in areas they hope to strengthen, and community build with peer mentors that are experienced students leaders on campus!


More information about the 2020-2021 Emerging Leaders Program will be announced in Fall 2020 so please make sure to check back soon!

For more information, please contact Hope Young, Coordinator for Diverse Communities.