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, overnight program involving teambuilding, personal development, and will introduce participants to strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership.



When is EMV?

September 4 and 5, 2020

On September 4 student participants will depart campus in the late afternoon and they will be brought back to campus on September 5 in the evening. All transportation is provided.

Where is EMV?

EMV is hosted at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN, which is 30 minutes away from campus.

Does EMV involve any time commitments pre or post retreat?

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

However, it is highly encouraged participants attend the Big Gathering. The Big Gathering will be held on August 27, in the evening. It will give student participants an opportunity to meet their student facilitator, the coordinating staff, and become acquainted with all other 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 facilitator 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, pay the $20 registration fee.
Third, interact with your group at Big Gathering, an optional event.
Fourth, attend the retreat.

What does the $20 registration fee cover?

Included in this nominal fee is transportation, meals, workbook, a T-shirt, and overnight lodging. Partial scholarships are available.

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 2020, 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 have them 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 after completion of the program.

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