How to Apply

Students may request an application packet from the Office of Collegewide Student Affairs or by downloading it below:

2017 Student Leadership Institute Application (PDF 400kB)

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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 2017 term (2017FA1)

Required for the Application

  • completed application
  • one letter of reference
  • an essay that describes your interests, life experiences and goals, while also speaking to why you would like to participate in the Leadership Institute

Applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview once their application materials are complete.

Criteria for Selection

  • quality of essay
  • G.P.A.
  • interview
  • reference
  • received by deadline (June 30, 2017)
  • capacity of leadership class

If you have any questions please call the Office of Collegewide Student Affairs at 518 -587-2100 ext. 2255 or email:


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518-587-2100, ext. 2201
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