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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 engaging activities with reflection on such topics as communication, diversity, conflict management, 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 off-campus weekend retreat, and participate in a service project during the annual SE Serves weekend.

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Eligibility

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

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How to Apply as a Participant in the Emerging Leaders Program

Applications to participate in the 2021 Emerging Leaders program will be posted on this webpage in Fall Semester 2020, from October 1 - November 11.

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

2021 Emerging Leaders Facilitators (ELFs)

  • Olivia Jacobs (lead) – 2019 EL Participant, 2018 FYLP Participant
  • Allison Otto (lead) – 2019 EL Participant, 2017 CampRedhawk
  • Megan Thompson (lead) – 2018 FYLP Facilitator, 2018 EL Participant, 2017 CampRedhawk
  • Steven Eldridge – 2019 FYLP Facilitator, 2019 EL Participant, 2018 FYLP Participant, 2018 CampRedhawk
  • Daniel Frew – 2020 & 2019 FYLP Facilitator, 2019 EL Participant, 2018 FYLP Participant, 2018 CampRedhawk
  • Patrick Koeller – 2020 & 2019 FYLP Facilitator, 2019 EL Participant, 2018 FYLP Participant, 2018 CampRedhawk

Contact

573.651.2280
leadership@semo.edu
University Center 414

One University Plaza, MS1250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701