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What is the Emerging Leaders Program?

Emerging Leaders Program is an all-expense-paid, four-day leadership and community building experience with the mission to transform the world through people like YOU.

The purpose of the Emerging Leaders Program is to develop a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of Cal State LA students. Centered around the themes of community, social responsibility, integrity and vision, participants will engage in large group activities, in small group exercises, in conversation with one another, and in personal reflection. The program is designed to encourage student leaders to discover their most deeply held values and greatest passions and how they can come together to give their lives and work purpose; to learn how developing a vision and plan of action can create lasting change; and to reflect on how personal styles and life experiences influence leadership and relationships. Student leaders will leave the week as an agent of positive change in the world and their campus communities.

Our commitment to you is that after attending the Emerging Leaders Program, you will:

  • Identify your core ethical and personal values.
  • Create a vision for the greater good of a community
  • Articulate action steps necessary to implement a vision.


The Emerging Leaders Program is free to attend. As this is a free experience, please sign up ONLY if you will attend. In the future years, we would like to keep this event free. Failure to attend will cause the price of the retreat to increase and prevent other students from the opportunity.

Emerging Leaders Program Event Photos

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Emerging Leaders Program Student Leader Awards

2018-2019 Recipients

    Ashley Alejo Destiny Moore
    Monica Alferez Merino Leslie Morales
    Jhoanna Avelino Maria Moreno
    Miriam Benavides Aby Munoz-Ramos
    Leslie Bran Aurven Murrell
    Deanna Canales Angel Piedrasanta
    Yadira Ceballos-Tellechea Mario Pizarro Rojas
    Jonathan Chan Jeronimo Quinteros
    Juan Cisneros Pandian Rajaram
    Marc Cuison Sukey Reyes-Peralta
    Sky Deng Kalani Robinson
    Stephen Doeve Krystal Rubio
    Ana Laura Flores Donovan Saddler
    Diana Herrera Jocelyne Sanchez
    Daria Hoffmann Maria Serpas
    Khadijah Holloway Alyssa Soukhaseum
    Cherry Hu Taraneh Tabatabai
    Livan Jimenez Rodriguez Amber Topsy
    Nia Johnson Mariana Torres
    Haven Kim Vivian Tse
    Eduardo Lara Alex Tzarax
    Jesus Leon Rachel Umaguing
    Juan Limeta-Rios Norma Uribe
    Dakayra Lino Melissa Venegas
    Ethan Lucas Davona Watson
    Raul Martinez Jacadi White
    Kianna Mendoza Jordan Williams
    Oskie Mignon Alyssa Wong
    Jaycen Mitchell Koralen Xavage
    Angela Moore

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
5154 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Room 204, 2nd Floor, U-SU
Phone: 323-343-5110