Emerging Leaders

Founded in 2011, the SGA Emerging Leaders program is geared towards developing future campus and community leaders. As an interactive learning experience, Emerging Leaders acts as an internship program with the Student Government Association dedicated to helping the individual better understand the nature of both SGA and the University. Participants graduate the program and often become student leaders across campus. The program aims to equip freshmen with knowledge about the inner workings of student-admin relationships and about the university in general. Emerging Leaders can expect to garner a wide variety of skills such as networking, public speaking, and general collaboration skills. The program is run under the direction of the Chief of Staff department and activities may vary but the intrinsic values of the program remain the same throughout SGA.

Benefits of the Emerging Leaders program:

  • Develop leadership and professional skills
  • Network with university administration, personnel, and other student leaders
  • Valuable mentorship and guidance as a student leader
  • Become engaged and active within the community and contribute valuable input regarding university policy

If accepted into the program, the intern must meet the following time commitments (Due to COVID-19, these meetings have been moved virtually and the program will be lax on attendance):

  • Attend bi-weekly committee meetings
  • Attend bi-weekly SGA Senate Meetings
  • Attend a mandatory Emerging Leaders Retreat
  • Dedicate 4 hours per week to office duties with their respective mentor
  • Other commitments will be contingent upon SGA events, community service projects, and other opportunities

For more information please contact:

Sterling White
Chief of Staff
cstaff@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-4630