Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Retreat

 “EMV is a great opportunity to learn the importance of inclusive leadership. The retreat taught me that no matter your strengths, everyone has the ability to make a difference by using their unique skills to be an effective leader.”

-Amanda Cameron


Take your leadership skills to the next level at the Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Retreat (EMV)! It's a dynamic, 2-day program involving teambuilding, personal development, and will introduce participants to strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership.



When is EMV?

September 10 and 11, 2021

Where is EMV?

We are waiting to hear about Purdue guidelines for the Fall. Traditionally EMV is hosted at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN but we hosted a very successful virtual experience in 2020.

Does EMV involve any time commitments pre or post retreat?

There are no pre-requisites or needs to be filled by student participants.

What do participants do at the retreat?

Students learn about strengths-based approaches to leadership and inclusive leadership. There will be four interactive sessions led by the retreat’s student facilitators and breakout sessions with the small group. Students also participate in team building exercises within their small groups and among all student participants.

How do students get involved with the retreat?

First, RSVP!
Second, check your email for important updates.
Third, attend the retreat.

It’s called the “sophomore” leadership development retreat? How is sophomore defined?

It is defined in two ways. Students should be in their second year at Purdue in September 2021, regardless of credits. Students who are transfer students in their first-year at Purdue should also consider coming.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please reach out to Jesus Romero by phone 765.496.2452 or email romero28@purdue.edu.

We want all participants to feel comfortable about attending the retreat, so if students are feeling any anxiety or are just curious about the retreat, please contact us.

What happens after the retreat?  Is there anything else students get to do?

Yes! EMV serves as a kick-off to an optional 10-week challenge for student participants, the EMV Experience. Through the EMV experience, student participants are challenged to explore their social identities, interact with and appreciate the contributions of leaders in their immediate and global communities, and to develop their personal leadership identity. The EMV experience utilizes guided reflection, personal meaning-making and campus events to further explore strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership. Participants receive a certificate and pin after completion of the program.

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