The Emerging Leader 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.

CALENDAR 2014-2015

Applications Due Friday, October 3, 2014
Tutor Campus Center (SKS) 410, Front Desk
Leadership Retreat January 23-25, 2015
Malibu, CA

Optional Interest Meeting

Introduction meeting

ELP Alumni Reception

Leadership Seminars Tuesday Seminars:

Tuesday, September 11, 4 - 5 p.m., TCC 227

Tuesday, October 16, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227

Tuesday, October 30, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227

Tuesday, January 15, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227
Tuesday, January 22, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227
Tuesday, January 29, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227
Tuesday, February 5, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227
Tuesday, February 12, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227
Tuesday, February 19, 5 - 6 p.m., TCC 227

ELP Banquet Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Applications are available at the front desk of Campus Activities (Tutor Campus Center 410) as well as online  at the application clearinghouse: www.usc.edu/ca. Total Cost for the program, including the retreat, leadership seminars, and the Banquet is $50. Scholarships are available.

The application and essay are due Friday, October 3rd in Tutor Campus Center 410 by 5 pm.

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





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