Emerging Leaders Program

Our Emerging Leaders Program is an exciting opportunity for students who are entering their first year at SJSU (whether as a frosh or as a transfer student). We see all SJSU students as leaders, and we want to help make sure new students have the resources they need to be successful on campus and beyond.

The Emerging Leader Program is currently not accepting new applicants. Please reach out to us at student-leadership@sjsu.edu if you are interested in learning more.

ELP Purpose

To provide an opportunity for new SJSU students (first-year and transfer students) to develop leadership skills, grow connections to the campus community, and explore their goals and competencies.


ELP Philosophy

Grounded in the notions that everyone is a leader and that leadership development takes place over a lifetime, the Emerging Leaders Program serves as a community space for learning through connection, self-exploration, and fostering curiosity.


Program Content Highlights

  • Skill Exploration and Development
  • Leadership Case Studies
  • Goal Development and Strategic Planning
  • Exposure to Campus Resources and Leadership Opportunities
  • Core Values and Strength Building
  • Community Development
  • Reflective Leadership Activities