Emerging Leaders

First-Year Students: Find Your Leadership Path

The Emerging Leaders Program allows students to clarify personal values, explore professional interests, develop their leadership skills, and get involved at GC and in the community. 


Emerging Leaders will receive 

  • a personalized leadership assessment 
  • personalized recommendations for leadership development at Georgia College 
  • 1:1 leadership consultations with Leadership Programs staff members 
  • designated peer mentor to support first-year GC transition 
  • day-long leadership challenge hosted by the Outdoor Center at Georgia College
  • programming to support leadership development 
  • workshops designed to meet your schedule 
  • preferential registration for university-wide leadership development workshops
  • small cohort of first-year peers 

At the heart of the Emerging Leaders Program, peer mentors lead the program, hosting many of its events and programs, and as the first-year students’ primary point of contact as they transition into university life.


  1. Serve as ambassadors for the Office of Leadership Programs, representing Georgia College and the office in a professional manner at all times. 
  2. Build and maintain positive personal relationships with members of the Emerging Leaders Program, based on mutual respect and trust. 
  3. Act in an engaging and inclusive manner with program participants, helping to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students to share ideas, experiences, and perspectives. 
  4. Communicate effectively with program participants, fellow peer mentors, and Leadership Programs faculty and staff members. 
  5. Work collaboratively with fellow peer mentors to plan and facilitate engaging and informative events and activities to support program participants’ leadership development.
  6. Continue their own personal leadership development by practicing effective leadership and reflecting upon their own learning experiences. 



  • Peer mentors must be returning Georgia College students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA


Apply to Serve as a Peer Mentor

Students who complete the Emerging Leaders Program will: 

Students additionally receive their program t-shirt, group lunches and dinners, a spring picnic, and recognition at an end-of-year banquet

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2018. To register for Emerging Leaders, you must:

  • be a first-year student, beginning in the summer or fall 2018 term. 
  • be willing and able to participate in program events and activities throughout the year, some of which may take place evenings and weekends. 
  • be committed to maintaining good Academic Standing and abiding by the GC Honor Code

No previous leadership experience required. Program fee: $95

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Full Calendar of Events

20 Aug. 2017

21 Sept. 2017

2 Oct. 2017

9 Nov. 2017

29 Nov. 2017

6 Dec. 2017

30 Jan. 2018

12 Feb. 2018

15 Feb. 2018


1 March 2018


7 March 2018

11 March 2018

13 March 2018

2 April 2018

5 April 2018

10 April 2018

Emerging Leaders Summer Kickoff 

Leadership Opportunities Panel 

Leadership Consultations Begin 

Harry Potter Workshop 

Inspire! Student Leadership Forum

Emerging Leaders Study Session

Leadership Mixer

Maintaining a Healthy News Diet

Information Session for Prospective Peer Mentors

Social Media Cleanup

Application Deadline: GEM

Application Deadline: Leadership Certificate Program 

Inspire! Student Leadership Forum

Application Deadline: Serve as a 2018-19 Peer Mentor

Emerging Leaders Closing Dinner

The Final Year 

Omicron Delta Kappa Induction

Inspire! Student Leadership Forum