Emerging Leaders Program

About the Emerging Leaders Program

Since 2018, the Kansas State University Student Governing Association Emerging Leaders Program has operated in two distinct phases. The first phase is designed to educate the campus on SGA and its processes. This phase is open to all, the only requirement is to show up prepared to learn! Made up of 5 individual classes, there are 3 different sessions of Phase I that happen throughout the year to allow anyone to learn about SGA at any time, not just in the beginning of the semester. Phase II focuses on leadership development for the individual, organization, and campus at-large. To participate in the second phase, one must have attended 3 of the 5 Phase I meetings. Members learn about current and future opportunities in SGA, hear from prominent K-Staters, and build community with each other.

Participants of the SGA Emerging Leaders program can expect to learn about the organization’s role on campus, three branches, processes, elections, and membership. The program is an amazing opportunity for any student - freshman or not - looking to get involved on-campus.


Along with learning more about the organization, members will also have the opportunity to receive an SGA mentour. This relationship is designed to help every Emerging Leader have someone to ask questions to, gain insight into the organization, and even find guidance in running for elections in the future. These relationships you are able to build are ones that you will not soon forget and significantly help students going forward through their time in the organization.


Any and every student on campus is invited to participate in the Emerging Leaders program. Undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional, and international students are all encouraged to attend. To begin the process of becoming a member simply attend one of the program meetings. The first class begins at 5:30 pm on September 7th in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union.

For more information contact our Emerging Leaders Coordinators.

Upcoming Dates:

Dates for the 2024-2025 class coming soon!