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Emerging Leaders in Service


Kick-start your Shepherd experience by participating in the Emerging Leaders in Service Program.

August 21 – 24, 2017

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“Emerging Leaders in Service is not a program that I will soon forget.  I will remember the things I learned from working with my non profit agency, I will remember the things said during the leadership workshops, and I will cherish the friends that I made.  ELS is something that I will recommend to every incoming freshman I meet, and it is something that I am thankful I signed up for.”  Tessa Chafin, ELS Participant 2016

Discover your strengths, leadership potential, and ability to make a difference in the world.

Cost $150 – This covers the cost of 8 meals, two t-shirts, a StrengthQuestTM assessment, leadership exploration workshops, and an outdoor adventure. Program fee is non-refundable.  The fee will be applied to your RAIL account.

Any new student is welcome to register for this program. Both commuters and residential students are eligible. Note: Residential students will also be permitted to move onto campus early to their assigned residence hall after program check-in.


Please print and review the schedule for the program below.

Schedule to be announced

Students are required to have the following forms completed and ready to hand in at the program check-in.  Additional copies will be available at the program check-in if needed.

“ELS was the best decision I could have made coming into Shepherd! The friends I made that week continue to be my friends today! “- Dakota Funkhouser, Shepherd University Student