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Program Requirements Participants will be selected for program membership based upon the following criteria:

  • Freshman or Sophomore standing
  • 3.00 Cumulative high school GPA for freshmen
  • 3.00 Cumulative college GPA for sophomores
  • Ability to participate for at least 3 consecutive years
  • Previous involvement in leadership activities and projects
  • Enthusiasm and motivation for self-improvement and leadership
  • Willingness to challenge and broaden one's perspective

Participants will be selected to represent a variety of backgrounds, interests, and
experiences to enhance the educational component of the program.

There will be a review process at the completion of each year to determine continuation in the program based upon the member's commitment to the program, as well as successful completion of the previous year's requirements.

All Four Years

  • Participation in class sessions
  • Retreats
  • Workshops
  • Community service
  • Program committee

In addition to the above:
Year 1

  • Participation in organization

Year 2

  • Issues project
  • Leadership project
  • Leadership position in organization
  • Facilitate workshop

Year 3

  • Development of retreats and/or conference
  • Leadership position in organization
  • Shadowing with community mentor

Year 4

  • Small group leader for Year 1 participants
  • Development of bonding and service activities for all Years

The PELP application process is now closed until Summer/Fall of 2016.

Questions or comments about the Presidential Emerging Leaders Program?  Contact Eva Sager at or (620) 235-4795.