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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders is a cohort based, leadership experience for first-year undergraduate students and transfer students at Tulane University. Utilizing Tulane University’s Leadership Framework to guide the program, Emerging Leaders aims to engage first-year students in the leadership process and identify pathways to leadership within the Tulane community. Students selected for Emerging Leaders will participate in workshops that highlight tenets of the leadership framework.

Emerging Leaders participants will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Identify pathways to leadership within the Tulane community
  • Participate in workshops that highlight tenets of Tulane University Leadership Framework
  • Build relationships with Emerging Leaders Mentors and the Emerging Leaders cohort
  • Develop leadership capacity and efficacy
  • Reflect on what makes a leader an ethical and effective agent of change

Emerging Leaders Mentors

The Emerging Leaders Mentor position is a volunteer leadership position that supports the transition and retention of first-year students participating in Emerging Leaders throughout the fall semester. Mentors serve as a resource for all Emerging Leaders participants and will facilitate leadership curriculum during weekly meetings. Additionally, Mentors will aid in the recruitment and selection of the 2019 Emerging Leaders cohort, lead small group discussion, plan weekly meetings, and conduct end of semester check-ins with Emerging Leader participants. Applications for the Emerging Leaders Mentor position will open up again in January 2020. 

Emerging Leaders Application Timeline:

The application for the 2019 Emerging Leaders will consist of three essay questions. Applications will be reviewed by two Emerging Leaders Mentors and New Student & Leadership Programs staff members. Apply for Emerging Leaders through the New Student & Leadership Programs WaveSync page by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 16!

Emerging Leaders Meeting Dates:

All meeting dates will occur on Tuesdays between October 1 and December 3 in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. All meeting times will start at 5:00 pm and end no later than 7:00 pm. Please review the below dates and topics before applying for the 2019 Emerging Leaders cohort. For more information, contact Rachel Weber at

  • Tuesday, October 1: A Sense of Possibility (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, October 8: Yom Kippur, Small Group Check-ins
  • Tuesday, October 15: Values Clarification (LBC 201)
  • Tuesday, October 22: Small Group Meetings with EL Mentors (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, October 29: Diversity & Inclusion (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 5: Communication & Conflict Resolution (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 12: Small Group Meetings with EL Mentors (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 19: Goal Setting & Envisioning (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 26: Small Group Check-ins
  • Tuesday, December 3: Impact Statements (LBC 203)