Emerging Leaders

About Us

The Emerging Leaders program is designed to educate and empower 18-20 first year students for positional leadership roles at Winthrop University. The program is designed to offer incoming freshmen the opportunity to explore their leadership potential and abilities through education of leadership theories and practices, as well as personal leadership exploration.

Due to COVID-19, the Emerging Leaders program had to be postponed to the spring semester. For this year, we will only be selecting 15-18 candidates for the program. In the spring, Emerging Leaders will participate in a leadership retreat just prior to the beginning of the semester and will engage in a leadership class together on Thursdays starting on January 14th from 2pm-3:15pm. In Fall 2021, the Emerging Leaders program will resume with its' normal format. 


This program is highly selective and an opportunity for Winthrop's new students to enter into a world of leadership.  Registration for the Fall 2021 EL Class will be coming soon. Stay tuned! 


Contact us if you have any questions at emergingleaders@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2248. Also, visit the Emerging Leaders Instagram to see current events and updates!