Emerging Leaders



The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is open to all students with an emphasis on freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students who are interested in developing their leadership potential through:

  • Community service group projects
  • Leadership enhancement seminars
  • An annual weekend retreat

ELP is designed to offer students opportunities to explore their leadership potential and abilities through interactive learning and practical skill building.

ELP reflects the belief that many of the skills and attributes needed for personal and professional success are acquired outside of or complement knowledge gained within the traditional classroom setting.

ELP provides opportunities to explore a number of areas including public speaking, goal setting, organizational skills, and community involvement through experiential exercises as well as reflective analysis.

ELP participants often go on to become members and leaders of other campus organizations, thereby advancing through the Trojan Life Cycle.

Program Dates

Alumni Mixer Wednesday, Novebmer 18th. Location TBD.

Meet ELP Alumni and hear about their experience in and since they did the program in the Franklin Suite (TCC 350) from 5 – 6pm


Session 1 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5 – 5:50 pm

Off-campus Weekend Retreat Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 17, 2016

Session 2 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5 – 5:50 pm

Session 3 Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5 – 5:50 pm

Session 4 Wednesday, February 3, 2015 5 – 5:50 pm

Session 5 Wednesday, February 10, 2015 5 – 5:50 pm

Session 6 Wednesday, February 17, 2015 5 – 5:50 pm


Emerging Leaders Program Banquet 5 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Application Information

Applications are available under the Applications Tab. Total cost for the program, including the retreat, leadership seminars, and the banquet is $50. Scholarships are available. Emerging Leaders can pay the participant fee and/or apply for scholarships after they are admitted to the program.

For more information, please e-mail usclead@usc.edu