Emerging Eagles
Fall 2017 Application


Emerging Eagles is an eight-week leadership development program designed for first-year students and aspiring student leaders. The program promotes the discovery of individual leadership styles and covers critical leadership topics such as communication, stress/time management, conflict resolution, ethical leadership and value exploration.

The program seeks to foster leadership potential and provide students the necessary tools to become effective leaders at Florida Gulf Coast University campus, in the community, and beyond.

Please complete the following application for consideration for Fall 2017 Emerging Eagles Program by August 20th at 11:30pm. 


What will I gain from Emerging Eagles?

  • Awareness of campus resources/involvement opportunities and introductions to campus student and faculty/staff leaders
  • An understanding of your personal leadership style, assets and strengths
  • Learn critical skills that are relevant to all aspects of leadership (communication, conflict resolution, decision making, ethical leadership)
  • An appreciation for diversity and an understanding of personal privilege
  • Develop fundamental team building skills to effectively accomplish common goals
  • Networking opportunities and peer connections that encourage further development of leadership skills in all aspects of the collegiate experience
  • Participate in activities that foster civic engagement and promote positive societal change
  • Develop a leadership action plan and gain an understanding of your individual leadership philosophy

Who should apply?

Emerging Eagles serves first-year students or those who have not yet held a leadership position. Everyone has leadership potential, so no previous leadership experience is required. Participants in this program come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse experiences.


Students must be in good academic standing and complete 100% of the program requirements to graduate.

Saturday, September 23rd – Emerging Eagles Participant Retreat 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 24th  – Ropes Course day (time TBD)
Weekly meetings | Monday, 6:00-8:00pm (location TBD) 
•11/6(Graduation from the program)