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.
Responsibilities of Major Events Committee include
What do Emerging Leaders do?
Emerging Leaders take part in a specialized Student Success Seminar 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.
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Akron, OH 44325-1401
Honors Emerging Leaders
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Akron, OH 44325-1809
Emerging Leaders and upperclassmen works together to plan and execute the major events on campus such as
All students in the community take a Student Success Seminar Course for first-year development. This course is divided into three sections. Not only do we ease the transition to the institution by building good habits and providing direction in utilizing resources on campus, but we also use this as an opportunity to bring in guest speakers to tell students about involvement opportunities and discuss leadership topics for success and growth.
New to the Emerging Leaders Program, the department has established an advanced leadership course building upon the foundation of topics discussed in the Student Success Seminar. Aspiring young leaders will advancing their skill sets through understanding a leader's responsibility, commitment and ability to lead for the common good and purposeful change. Touching upon influential leaders like Walt Disney and their life stories, students will study topics of creativity, customer service, and innovation that impact the world.