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 5:30-7:30 p.m.), 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 a group interview with the peer facilitator team.

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

  • Attend eight two-hour sessions held Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the spring semester.
  • Attend a two day, off-campus weekend retreat held Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

How to apply (participant):

Applications for 2018 Emerging Leaders program participants will be available in early November 2017.   Applications are available via this page through either a .pdf document or an online application link.  Please check back after November 1.  In addition to the written application, potential participants will be required to participate in a group interview session. 

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

EL Facilitator Applications:

Currently, we are accepting applications for 2018 Emerging Leaders Facilitators (ELF). 

Online Emerging Leaders Facilitator application: https://orgsync.com/130999/forms/250824

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. and interviews will be conducted the week of April 24th.  Specifics about the application and interview process are on the top of the form.  Please read all the application directions and date/time requirements and expectations before making the decision to apply.  If you have questions, please contact Campus Life & Event Services at (573) 651-2280 or leadership@semo.edu.


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