Lead Others

Emerging Leaders is a spring semester, University-sponsored student leadership program designed to further the development of the University’s future leaders by refining their current leadership abilities and instilling in them a commitment to the campus and community.

The program is open to first-year and second-year students interested in developing their leadership skills and connecting with other students.  Topics such as communication, diversity, time management, and professionalism are covered through fun, creative activities and personal exploration. All participants will be required to attend eight educational sessions (held Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm), a weekend retreat and a project in which participants apply their leadership skills.

To be eligible to participate in the EL program, a student must:

  • Demonstrate potential for leadership positions and service to the University community.
  • Currently be enrolled as a Southeast student.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • Have completed less than 60 hours.  (Exceptions may be made for students who have over 60 hours.)
  • Have successfully completed the Emerging Leaders application and an interview by the peer facilitator team.

Participants must make the following commitment to the Emerging Leaders program:

  • Attend eight two-hour sessions held Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. during the spring semester.
  • Attend a two day, off-campus weekend retreat held Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

How to apply:

Applications for the Spring 2016 Emerging Leaders program are now available! Please visit https://semo.wufoo.com/forms/emerging-leaders-application/ no later than Friday, November 20th to apply. Once you submit your online application, please visit Campus Life (University Center, Room 414) to sign up for a small group interview time no later than Friday, November 20th. Interviews will be approximately 20 minutes long and will be located in the University Center during the week of November 30th-December 4th.

For more information, visit us Campus Life & Event Services in UC 414 or email Megan Murray, Coordinator for Leadership Development, at mmurray@semo.edu.