Emerging Leaders Program

Overview

The Emerging Leaders Program is a first-year program that engages student leaders in learning the foundations of leadership development. This program is designed to give you an instant connection to campus life here at West Georgia. Emerging Leaders commit to responsible leadership on-campus and in the community and develop skills to be successful leaders in their academic, co-curricular, and social lives.

Through the required activities, students connect to campus and learn basic and some intermediate leadership skills that can be used both on-campus and off. Past ELP participants have become leaders on campus, from Orientation Leaders to the presidents of various student organizations, including Student Government Association. 


Eligibility

Students entering UWG as a first-time freshman in Fall of 2015 are eligible to apply to be in the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program. Students must also have at least a 2.75 UWG adjusted high school GPA.


Application Process

There are a limited number of seats still available for the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program. Spots are given on a first-come, first-serve basis until all spots are filled. Not all students who apply will be awarded a spot in the program. Application process includes a submitted application (below) and an interview.

  • Students who have already attended Orientation can submit an application and set up a phone interview
  • Students who have not attended Orientation can set up a phone interview or interview in-person at the end of their orientation session.

All applicants must set up an interview with Laura Petrus, Coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, via email at lkeath@westga.edu. 

Applications can be submitted in multiple ways: 

Applications must be received by the time of the interview. In-person interviews may be done in groups and will take approximately 20 minutes. Limited seats are available and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Not all students who apply may be awarded a spot in the program. 


Program Requirements and Activities

Requirements to complete the 2015-2016 Emerging Leaders Program are:

Complete by the end of Fall 2015:

  • Enroll in the Emerging Leaders section of UWG 1101 and complete the course with a C or better (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am)
  • Complete the workshops for the New Student and Personal Leadership Tracks (Tuesdays at 6pm)
  • Attend the Emerging Leaders Fall Retreat (September 13)
  • Complete the semester with a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or better

Complete by the end of Spring 2016:

  • Complete the involvement programs for the New Student and Personal Leadership Tracks
  • Attend Lead Weekend (February)
  • Be an active member in at least one student organization or hold a campus leadership position
  • Complete the semester with a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or better

Any questions regarding the Emerging Leaders Program can be directed to Laura Petrus, Coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, at lkeath@westga.edu