Eligibility Requirements/Time Commitment

Eligibility Requirements

  • must be a matriculated student of Empire State College
  • must have 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. or higher
  • must have completed at least one term with the college prior to the September 2016 term (2016FA1)

Time Commitment

The program will require a time commitment of one year. Within that year, students will engage in the following:

  • three weekend meetings (Student Academic Conference, weekend leadership retreat, Student Wellness Retreat)
  • leadership development workshops and seminars
  • monthly telephone meetings with a leadership coach
  • individual volunteer commitment
  • social action group project
  • presentation to the leadership class of 2017-2018.

Students will meet in-person three times throughout the year.  The meetings will be held at the Student Academic Conference in the fall; a winter weekend leadership retreat in January or February and at the Student Wellness Retreat in the spring.  Hotel and travel costs will be provided.


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