Who Can Attend?

First-Year and Second-Year Students
Campus organizations, offices, staff and faculty are invited to nominate/sponsor students to attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat, but any first or second year student is welcome to attend. Nominations/sponsors are submitted in the fall semester.

Benefits / What to Expect

What are the benefits to participating?
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 overnight 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 Go

What do I need to do before the retreat?
1. Register for the retreat by clicking the Registration Link on the Emerging Leaders page.
2. Complete the Xavier risk and release and medical forms
3. Ensure payment has been made in full. Confirm fee and payment with sponsoring organization
if applicable.
4. Arrive for the bus at designated departure location and time.

Cost to Attend/ Registration

How do I register?
Registration will be open for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Retreat in November 2018. There will be a link on the Emerging Leaders page under ELR Registration.

How much does it cost to attend?
The Emerging Leaders Retreat is $45 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?
Many offices and student organizations on campus pay all or a portion of the retreat costs for their delegates. Sometimes individuals pay all of the retreat costs on their own. Check with your sponsoring organization to see if they are able to help pay 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.
What are the accepted forms of payment?
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 or by check payable to Xavier University. It may be possible for some students to use the Friedlander Fund to help cover the cost of the retreat.

What to Bring?

What should I 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

Where is the retreat?
Higher Ground
How do I get to the retreat?
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

What if I get sick or can't attend at the last minute?
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.


Please contact Deb Ayoade, Assistant Director for Leadership and Activities at 513.745.4250 or ayoaded@xavier.edu.