Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program 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. 

The Emerging Leaders Program is for students entering UWG as first-year freshmen during each fall semester. Students must apply for and be accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program.

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. Students can apply in one of the following ways:

Print Application - can be submitted by mail, fax, scanned and emailed, or in person to the Center for Student Involvement.

Email Application - can be submitted via email to Laura Petrus, lkeath@westga.edu.

OrgSync - can be filled out and submitted online

Students must submit their application no later than their Orientation date. All applicants must email Laura Petrus, lkeath@westga.edu, to set up an interview time. Interviews will be held at the end of each Orientation session.

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