Emerging Leaders Initiative

Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is a weekly program that aims to advance the leadership skills of Xavier's first year students. We explore leadership in relation to the individual and group through a variety of interactive activities and discussion. The program is facilitated by upper-class student leaders and aims to help younger students enhance their skills and form connections with other Xavier leaders.

Emerging Leaders Retreat


Above: The Tau class of ELR 2015, our 19th graduating class!

Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) is an overnight retreat designed for first and second-year students beginning their leadership development journey. It provides an opportunity for students to learn from their peers and develop their own leadership skills while also serving as a catalyst for self-discovery and relationship building. A large portion of the retreat focuses on the concept of "team" and encourages students to build relationships with other Xavier student leaders.

January 29-30, 2016
Higher Ground Camp and Conference Center
West Harrison, IN



ELR 2016 will take place January 29-30. Please check back in October 2015 for updates on when you can register.


Campus organizations, offices, staff and faculty are invited to nominate students to attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat.

Nominations are available fall semester.


Get answers to your questions about the Emerging Leaders Retreat here.

Release Forms
Xavier Release Form
Xavier Medical Form
*Requires a copy of your insurance card--copies can be made in OSI.