Emerging Leaders Retreat FAQs
Who Can Attend?
Any first- or second-year student is welcome to attend. Campus organizations, offices, staff and faculty are also welcome to nominate/sponsor students to attend the retreat.
Benefits / What to Expect
The Emerging Leaders Retreat is a fantastic opportunity to hone your leadership skills, network with other students, and learn the steps to become a Xavier leader. Many retreat graduates assume significant campus leaders roles.
What should I expect?
The weekend retreat is a great opportunity to network with peers and learn a little something about yourself. It includes a variety of team building activities, interactive games, and small group discussion. Be prepared to share information about yourself and have fun getting to know other Xavier students.
Before You GoWhat do I need to do before the retreat?
1. Apply for the retreat on OrgSync.
2. Once selected, complete the Xavier Overnight Experience and Health History Forms.
3. Ensure payment has been made in full. Confirm fee and payment with sponsoring organization,
5. Arrive for the bus at designated departure location and time.
Cost to Attend/ Registration
Registration will be open for the Emerging Leaders Retreat in September. The form can be found on Org Sync or by following this link: https://orgsync.com/32534/forms/367174
How much does it cost to attend?
The Emerging Leaders Retreat is $65.00 per person. This covers the cost of transportation to and from the retreat, all meals (dinner, breakfast, lunch, and snacks) and all supplies.
Who pays for the retreat?
What if I don't have a sponsoring organization?
We welcome emerging leaders who may not be connected with a specific club or organization. If you are interested in attending the retreat but are not affiliated with an organization, fill out the registration form and please pay by cash or check.
Offices and student organizations can complete an interdepartmental charge form. The Office of Student Involvement will initiate the charge forms and send the necessary paperwork to the office or organization. Students may pay in cash, check payable to Xavier University, or with a major debit/credit card. It may be possible for some students to use the Friedlander Fund to help cover the cost of the retreat.
What to Bring?
All participants will receive a packing list and final reminders prior to the retreat. The packing list generally includes bedding (sleeping bag, blanket, pillow), toiletry items, towel, washcloth and comfortable clothes appropriate for winter weather.
Location / Transportation
All participants are provided bus transportation to the retreat.
What are the accommodations?
Participants are lodged in cabins equipped with beds, bathrooms and showers. Male and female students sleep in separate areas.
Conflicts / Cancellations
Please call to notify us if you can no longer attend the retreat. Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse you for your retreat fees as we pay based on our expected number of participants prior to the event.
What if I have a class which conflicts with the departure time on Friday?
We will do our best to help arrange transportation for students who need to arrive late. Given the short
length of time for the retreat, it is preferable that all participants can attend for the full length of time.