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Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute is a co-curricular leadership program offered to first year and sophomore students. The program is designed to engage participants in recognizing and developing their leadership potential. Participants will engage in interactive and reflective activities to develop leadership skills that they can utilize to help them become more effective citizens in their community by demonstrating how they can affect groups of people and providing opportunities to explore their own personal growth.

Why participate?A group of students posing indoors for a photo.

By participating in the Emerging Leaders Institute you will:

  • E: Experiences with other students on campus who want to be more effective leaders in their communities
  • L: Learn how your skills and experiences translate to your future career or post graduate plans
  • I: Identify and develop your unique personal leadership style

Who can participate?A group of students trying to balance on a fallen log.

Any first year or sophomore students interested in developing their leadership skills. You do not need to be a current student leader or a past student leader. NO experience necessary!

When is the program?

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) will meet for 8 sessions on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:00am, starting on February 21st.

Meeting Dates: February 21 & 28; March 6, 20, and 27; April 3, 10, and 17

End of Institute Celebration: Wednesday, May 1

How do I apply?

Emerging Leaders Institute Application 2024

Applications for Spring 2024 are now open and due by Sunday, February 4th.


Please contact the office at  with any questions or concerns.


Co-Curricular and Leadership Development
Browser Student Center, Room 201
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.2411 Phone
609.637.5012 Fax