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Emerging Leaders Program

A cornerstone of the leadership programs for new students at Philadelphia University is The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The co-curricular certificate program has been designed to help new students understand learning experiences in co-curricular life and their relationship to classroom work; to assist students in becoming effective leaders on campus and in the community at Philadelphia University; and to encourage personal growth and development through active participation in discussion, exercises, and workshops. PhilaU faculty and staff throughout campus teach in the ELP curriculum.

Recent ELP alumni now hold executive positions in student organizations, are recognized for academic excellence, and serve in such positions as Resident Assistants, START Leaders and RAMbassadors. Participants in ELP will meet for approximately six weeks during the fall semester. Regular meetings ensure that members are committed to the program and to their own personal development.    

Emerging Leaders Instructional Team:

Heather Horowitz, Associate Director of Student Activities
Mare Ernesto, Associate Director of Student Development

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mare Ernesto, Associate Director of Student Development Programs at ernestom@philau.edu or (215) 951-2634.