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

Choose the Right Path for You

Track 1: Weekend Retreat-

Learn about the importance of leadership through an accelerated weekend retreat.

  • October 1st - October 2nd
    Specialized retreat for transfer students

  • October 8th- October 9th
    Specialized retreat for first year students

  • October 22nd- October 23rd
    Retreat open to all students

Track 2: Semester Long Program

Learn about the importance of leadership through weekly meetings and activities. Have your choice to attend one of three meetings each week for the 8 week program. Very flexible with your schedule with a choice of which meetings work best for you.

News & Events

Do you want to Make SHIP Happen? Become a Leader@SHIP and help develop the new leadership development program to kick off the fall semester 2016!

Contact Information

Kelsey Roman
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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