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Emerging Ethnic Leaders

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute

The Mission of Emerging Ethnic Leaders (EEL) is to increase, retain, and support student of color leadership development that promotes social justice and sustainable change through: Mentorship, Leadership Development, Service, and Collaboration.

EEL's Values include: Leadership Development, Identity Development, Social Justice, Finding your Voice, and Cultural Awareness. 

Who can attend?

The leadership institute is open to first and second year students currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati.

Emrging Ethnic Leaders Service Project

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Service Project

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute 2014

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute2014

2013-2014 Student Peer Leaders

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning Outcomes

By participating in the Emerging Ethnic Leaders program students will be able to:

• identify their personal strengths as leaders
• gain knowledge of their cultural awareness and its influence on their leadership style
• collaborate with others through teambuilding and program development
• demonstrate their development through the implementation of a group project
• apply knew knowledge of leadership on and off campus to thier personal leadership journey 

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute

The leadership is free and open to all first and second year students. This year the institute will take place January 23-25, 2015.  The institute is free to all university students!

To apply please log into CampusLink (using your university username and password) at

Students who participate in the program will take part in the following:

Pre-Institute Community Service Project

Three day leadership institute

Students will also receive a Student Mentor and interact with faculty/staff

Conversation and Dinner with the Chief Diversity Officer

Upon completion of the program participants will receive:

Certificate of Completion

Letter of Acknowledgement from the University's Chief Diversity Officer

Student Peer Mentor

Peer Leader Application

The Emerging Ethnic Leaders Program is looking for a few good Peer Leaders for 2014-2015 academic year!

Peer Leaders will take part in a number of activities that include:

Peer Leader Facilitator Trainings

Pre-Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute Meetings

Serve as a Student Facilitator at the Emerging Ethnic Leader Institute January 23-25, 2015

Conversation and Dinner with the University's Chief Diversity Officer

Mentor Qualifications

Solid Academic Commitment (Minimum is a 2.5 grade point average)
History of Student Involvement and Leadership
Cultural Awareness
Demonstrate a Strong Commitment to the Program

For those students interested in being a Peer Leader please apply at the following link:

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Service Project

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Service Project

Please contact Dr. Nicole Ausmer or Dr. Susie Mahoney for additional information at 513-556-6115.