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.
Program and Registration Information
EEL is free and open to all first and second year students.
Students who participate in the program will take part in the following:
- Welcome Event! Come enjoy ice cream and meet other interested students.
- Three day leadership institute
- Celebration Banquet
- *There is also the option for a group service project
- Certificate of Completion
- Letter of Acknowledgement and Conversation with the University's Chief Diversity Officer
- Student Peer Mentor and Faculty/Staff Mentor
Upcoming Recruitment Events:
Recrutiment and Registration
- Fall 2018
Who is part of the program? Expand
The leadership institute is open to first and second year students currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati. Each class consists of about 50 students. The intent of the program is that you will get to know these students across campus well and you will be in small groups with a upper class peer mentor and faculty/staff advisory board member.
Peer Leader Application Expand
The Emerging Ethnic Leaders Institute has already selected its Peer Leaders for 2017-2018. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Leader next year, we encourage you stop by the Student Activities and Leadership Development office in the Steger Student Life Center 455! Peer Leaders will take part in a number of activities which include:
- Peer Leader Facilitator Trainings
- Pre-Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute Meetings
- Serve as a Student Facilitator at the Emerging Ethnic Leader Institute January
- Conversation and Dinner with the University's Chief Diversity Officer
- 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
Students who have attended EEL in the past are strongly encouraged to apply!
Learning Outcomes Expand
Through participation in the Emerging Ethnic Leaders Institute, students will be challenged to embrace the following concepts:
- Finding Your Voice: Explore and practice multiple approaches to engage in conversation across difference, while gaining a better understanding of your own perspective and influence.
- Increasing Intercultural Competence: Develop essential leadership skills, which improve your understanding of diversity and how each element of diversity can foster sustained inclusion on campus.
- Building Community: Through enhanced self-discovery, you will not only find new allies and peers, but you will also have a greater sense of belonging at UC.
- Becoming Change Agents: Seek new and powerful ways to challenge systems of injustice while serving as a champion for more inclusive behavior.
Class VII Information Expand
The 2017-2018 cohort of EEL is also known as Class VII. The theme for this year's institute is Tools of Leadership. You will not only become more aware of the leadership tools in your toolbox, but you will develop more intentional and appripriate application and use of those leadership tools.
What is the time committment for EEL? Expand
We try to make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time, we can. We meet as a group once in the fall semester. During the spring semester, we have a retreat in January. There is an end of the year celebration in April.