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Greek Emerging Leaders

The Greek EMerging Leaders (GEM) programs selects 35-40 outstanding new members each spring to participate in this semester leadership program in the fall. The program prepares students to be effective leaders and create positive change in their chapters and the Greek community.
Participants are broken up into several “councils” or small groups throughout the duration of the semester. Each council has a mentor pair who will lead interactive activities, small group discussion, and share personal experiences to help participants learn and grow as a leader.

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Core Learning Outcomes: 

* Identify and practice how to utilize personal strengths within their leadership roles #whoamiLU
* Develop knowledge and understanding of the Lehigh Greek community to create positive change #curiousLU
* Develop connections across student leaders and professional staff to enhance their leadership development #connectLU


Participants are selected through an application and interview process. GEM participants are expected to attend the retreat, every session, and attend additional GEM events. To gain the most from the GEM experience, participants should be present and actively engaged.

Office Information: 

Office of Student Leadership Development (OSLD)


Applications must be submitted in early March. Selected applicants will be interviewed by the GEM Intern, advisor, and current mentors. GEM Mentees will be selected and notified before the end of the spring semester and invited to an induction celebration in April. Sessions are held the following fall semester on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm.