Emerging Leaders Institute


The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a five day intensive opportunity for freshman and sophomore women to better define their voice, identify their leadership skills and abilities, and learn how to make practical changes for their chapters and communities.


Emerging leaders who attend the Institutes receive a full scholarship funded by the Alpha Phi Foundation that includes all travel, lodging and meals at the Institute.

As a result of in participating in the Alpha Phi Emerging Leaders Institute, collegians will:

  • Clarify, articulate and apply the Alpha Phi values of leadership, service, sisterhood, loyalty, intellectual development, and character development. Through this process they will learn how to lead with authenticity, integrity, and confidence.
  • Practice their leadership skills so they may serve as effective students, leaders, and citizens within their communities. Collegians will recognize leadership as an inherently relational process of working together to create positive change and be able to apply relational leadership to their current role within Alpha Phi.
  • Know the history associated with women's leadership. In addition, collegians will be able to articulate the obstacles associated with women's assent to top leadership positions and know strategies for navigating around these obstacles.
  • Build a strong community of support for their personal self and learn how to create a team committed to common goals.
  • Strengthen effective communication skills so they may create healthy relationships with others.
  • Discover and articulate their personal core values and know that living a values grounded life is living a life of integrity.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Alpha Phi Ritual.

Video from summer 2011 Emerging Leaders Institute.

Video from July 13-16, 2016 Emerging Leaders Institute.



The 2017 ELI application process is now closed.

ELI Information and application for summer of 2018 will be available in late fall 2017. 


 The 2017 ELI Facilitator application process is now closed.

Facilitator information and application for summer of 2018 will be available in late fall 2017.