The Emerging Leaders Institute is an eight-week program in the spring semester designed to introduce leadership topics to a cohort of new leaders. Membership is limited to First Year and Sophomore students. Topics include leadership styles, effective communication, values & ethics, multicultural leadership, and more! Be apart of the second cohort of Emerging Leaders at Shippensburg University!

Emerging Leaders Institute will be held in either the Fall or Spring Semester!

FAQ's About Emerging Leaders

When is the Emerging Leaders Institute? 

Fall or Spring Semester. Will be announced prior to accepting applicants. 


Where does Emerging Leaders meet? 

Location to be determined each semester.


What are the qualifications? 

Membership is limited to First Year/Freshman or Sophomore students. All interested students must complete the attached application in order to be considered for membership in this year's cohort.


When will I be notified if I am accepted? 

You will be notified within a week after applications are due.


Do I have to attend all the sessions? 

Attendance at all of the sessions is vital to successfully completing the Emerging Leaders Institute. As a result, all members of the institute are expected to attend all sessions.


How will completion of the Emerging Leaders Institute benefit me? 

The institute will provide you with training & resources for future leadership positions on campus, network with campus community members, and can enhance your resume. Everyone who successfully completes the institute will be certified as a student leader and be recognized at the Campus Life Awards Program at the end of the spring semester.


Still have questions? Please contact Ann Wendle, Assistant Director 

for Student Group Services & Leadership Development at AEWendle@ship.edu


The mission of Leader@SHIP is to engage students outside of the classroom in a holistically empowering way and provide challenging experiences that promote intellectual, social, ethical, and psychological growth. Leader@SHIP is committed to fostering the development of student leaders in their professions and communities through the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership from the Student Leadership Challenge. Through self-exploration and experiential opportunities, we strive to cultivate the development of leadership values and strengths, multiculturalism and activism, interpersonal connections, and civic engagement that will complement the student's passion and future aspirations.

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Contact Information

Kelsey Roman
Interim Assistant Director for Student Group Services & Leadership Development
University Union & Student Activities (CUB)

Phone:  (717) 477-1560
Fax:  (717) 477-4035
Email:  karoman@ship.edu

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