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 2020 term (2020FA1)
  • graduation date of May 2021, or later.

Time Commitment

The program will require a time commitment of one year. You can expect to spend an average of two to three hours per week on SLI-related materials and meetings, which include:

  • Attendance at three, virtually intensive, weekend-long meetings (October, January, and April) 
  • Monthly webinar meetings 
  • Monthly Advisory meetings
  • Monthly meetings (phone or Skype) with a leadership coach 
  • Attendance at one Deliberative Discussion of your choice per term
  • Completion of the common read book (TBD)
  • Completion of one Informational Interview of your choice 
  • Completion of two leadership topics videos/webinars of your choice 
  • Completion of both an Individual Volunteer Project and Group Social Action project.

Students will meet virtually three times over the course of the year. for weekend-long intensive meetings. The meetings will be held in October, January, and April. Specific dates will be announced to students at the start of the institute; if not sooner.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the SUNY Empire Student Leadership Institute, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Phone: 518-587-2100, ext. 2255
Address: Empire State College
Attn: ESC Student Leadership Institute
1 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4310
Email: Student.Leadership@esc.edu


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