The Emerging Leaders Program creates an opportunity for first-year students to become actively engaged in the campus community through leadership development, civic engagement and self-discovery.
It is through academic achievement, mentoring and co-curricular involvement that students experience a holistic approach to college life and later as civic leaders in society.
- A minimum 2.2 cumulative high school GPA (minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA for UA's Williams Honors College).
- Available to arrive to campus one week early for Leadership Training Week and Welcome Weekend 2018.
- Able to commit for a full year to the Program and Major Events Committee events.
- Members of this community will need to register for the special fall Akron Experience: University 101 class, held on Wednesdays from 3:20-5 p.m. and the advanced Leadership Principles class from 3:20-5 p.m. in the spring.
- Resident of either Ritchie Hall, Sisler-McFawn Residence Hall or 5th floor of the Honors Complex (pending Honors College acceptance).
Responsibilities of Major Events Committee include:
- Welcome Weekend 2018
- Welcome Back Show Spring 2019
- Hall Fest 2019
- Make new friends in a unique Learning Community
- Award-winning leadership training
- Membership in America's No. 1 Program Board (RHPB)
- Work with great entertainers
- Arrive to school early
- Be a part of the University from the start!
What do Emerging Leaders do?
Emerging Leaders take part in a specialized class called Akron Experience: University 101 in the fall and a Leadership Principles course in the spring, are mentored by upperclassmen student leaders within Residence Life and Housing, and come into The University of Akron already a part of the Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) as a member of the Major Events Committee.
- 2009 APCA Leadership Development Award
- 2008 CAACURH Community of the Year