Emerging Leaders

Find Your Leadership Path


Emerging Leaders is a year-long program experience completed by students as a cohort.  As a part of Emerging Leaders, students clarify personal values, explore professional interests, and learn about opportunities to get involved at GC and in the surrounding community. This program enables students to connect with like-minded individuals who desire to make a difference in the world.

Program events and activities include: challenge course programs; leadership conferences: leadership workshops; community-based service projects; leadership forums with visiting executives; discussions on community, state, national and global issues; professional and career development workshops, assessments, and coaching; etc.

No previous leadership experience required

Registration Deadline Guidelines, Instructions, and Cost

  • Registration Deadline for Emerging Leaders 2017-18: Friday, 18 August 2017

In order to join Emerging Leaders, students must:

  • be a first-year student, beginning summer or fall semester 2017
  • be willing and able to participate in program events and activities throughout the year, some of which may take place evenings and/or weekends
  • be committed to maintaining good Academic Standing and abiding by the GC Honor Code


Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program will receive a certificate at an end-of-the-year GC Leadership Programs recognition ceremony. They will also automatically qualify for acceptance into the GC Leadership Certificate Program (www.gcsu.edu/lcp).
Register for the Emerging Leaders Program HERE. Please Note there is a $65 registration fee required to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program.


Emerging Leaders Peer Mentors

Many program events are planned and led by a team of Emerging Leaders Peer Mentors – students who were in Emerging Leaders their first year at GC and have been selected for a important leadership roles within the program.  If you are or have been in Emerging Leaders, are interested in gaining leadership experience, and would like to apply to be a Peer Mentor, please contact Erin Weston, interim-coordinator of leadership programs, and be on the lookout for a call for applications from the program. The program recruits new Peer Mentors each spring to serve the following academic year.