Rochester Center for Community Leadership

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Rising Leader Program (RLP)

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Program Mission

The Rising Leader Program seeks to help incoming freshmen students become responsible leaders and citizens throughout their college career and beyond.

Goal and Objectives

The goal of the Rising Leader Program is to engage freshman students in reflective, theoretical, and practical experiences, which motivate them to become committed participants of the campus and surrounding communities. Students must apply to get into the program and a cap of 30 students will be admitted.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop leadership skills and knowledge through:

2. Heighten self-awareness in order to strengthen one’s understanding of their leadership abilities through:

3. Develop value and belief system through:

Program Curriculum

Community Building

Peer groups. Small groups consisting of six to ten students will meet three times each semester. These groups will be conducive to meaningful discussions and participatory activities, and led by an upperclassman Peer Mentor.

Events and Celebrations. Student planned and led social events. Opening and closing ceremony/celebration.

Facilitators and advisors. Upper-class students will serve as primary facilitators to the peer groups and serve as program advisors, while guided by the Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs. Staff and faculty to be invited for certain workshops depending on topic.

Experiential Learning

Education and Training

Program Application

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Please note, you will need to enter your Net ID and password in order to complete your application. You should have received this information in the mail. Any questions regarding your Net ID and password should be directed to the IT Center at UnivITHelp@rochester.edu or call (585) 275-2000.