Emerging Leaders

Lead Others

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

The program is open to first-year and second-year undergraduate students interested in developing their interpersonal skills through fun and creative activities with reflection on topics related to: communication, diversity, decision making, and professionalism. Sessions are led by upper-class student facilitators (listed below). Participants are expected to attend weekly sessions throughout the spring semester, attend a free weekend retreat, and work together on a service project.




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 undergraduate student.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • Have completed less than 60 credit hours. Exceptions may be made for students who have over 60 credit hours.
  • Have completed the Emerging Leaders application and a group interview with the EL facilitator team.

Participants must make the following commitment to the EL program:

  • Attend every 2-hour session held on Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Attend a free off-campus weekend retreat at the end of March


How to Apply as a Participant in the Emerging Leaders Program

Apply to participate in the 2020 Emerging Leaders program: https://selink.semo.edu/submitter/form/start/350803
Deadline to submit application is 5:00pm, Friday, November 8, 2019.

For more information, visit Campus Life & Event Services in UC 414 or email leadership@semo.edu.

2020 Emerging Leaders Facilitators (ELFs)

·       Neha Tahir (lead) – 2019 ELF, 2018 EL Participant, 2017 FYLP Participant

·       Olivia Jacobs – 2019 EL Participant, 2018 FYLP Participant, 2018 CampRedhawk

·       Allison Otto – 2019 EL Participant, 2017 CampRedhawk

·       Tushar Saini – 2018 FYLP Facilitator, 2018 EL Participant

·       Megan Thompson – 2018 FYLP Facilitator, 2018 EL Participant

·       Emily Tudor – 2018 FYLP Facilitator, 2018 EL Participant


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