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

Throughout the Fall 2020 semester, participants will engage with various leadership topics, activities, projects, and events. All participants will also be matched with a Leadership Guide: one of our great student leaders on campus who are ready to help you continue on your leadership journey.

The deadline for applications for Fall 2020 is Monday, August 31st at 12pm. You can access the ELP Participant Application here.

If you are interested in serving as a Leadership Guide, those applications are due no later than Friday, August 21st at 12pm. You can access the ELP Leadership Guide Application here

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

  • Leadership Inventories - Identifying your Strengths
  • Personal and Individual Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Equitable Leadership
  • Leadership Case Studies
  • Spartan Leadership and Career Conference - Leadership in a Virtual World
  • Leadership Panel with SJSU Staff and Student Leaders
  • Personal Leadership Plan Development
  • ...and much more!