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Become a successful student leader at SIU and make a difference on campus! Apply to be an Emerging Saluki and get started on your leadership journey!

The Emerging Salukis Program is a 9-week leadership development program exclusively for full time, undergraduate students. Participants will gain practical experiences they need to be become strong student leaders at SIU. In the program, you will work with other students to explore leadership, campus resources, and the talents you each already have, all with the goal of making SIU a more compassionate, courageous, and responsible place!

The Emerging Salukis Program start will start on September 18, 2019 and run through November 2019 with weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm. Participants must also commit to a mandatory Saturday retreat at the Student Center September on 21, 2019. To participate in the program, you must commit to attending both the retreat and the weekly sessions.

Participation is FREE and space is limited. If you’d like to join Emerging Salukis, submit the application form and then following correspondence with the Coordinator for Leadership Development, sign up for a 15 minute interview between September 4th-6th. 

Emerging Salukis Application Form

The Emerging Salukis Mission

To provide students with the skills they need to serve as courageous, compassionate, and responsible leaders.


Our goals for the Emerging Salukis Program are to:

  • Provide the necessary resources to effectively step into leadership roles across campus and beyond
  • Provide the space to construct personal and shared definitions of leadership
  • Facilitate opportunities for self-discovery
  • Connect students with campus and community resources
  • Foster interpersonal connections that extend beyond involvement in the program
  • Instill a sense of shared purpose and mattering