Emerging Leaders Initiative

Tuesdays| 6PM | GSC 214

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 first year students enhance their skills and form connections with other Xavier leaders.

Emerging Leaders Retreat

January 26-27, 2018
Higher Ground Camp and Conference Center
West Harrison, IN

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.

Above: The Chi class of ELR 2018, our 22nd graduating class!

Retreat Registration

Please check back in October for updates on when you can register.


Retreat Nominations

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

Nominations are available fall semester


Retreat Resources

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.