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Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a four-day, in-person leadership experience designed to enhance the personal development of undergraduate members who identify as emerging leaders. ELI participants develop a greater understanding of who they are as a person and leader and learn how to apply leadership skills and experiences to their undergraduate experience and beyond.

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Learning About Leadership at Theta's Emerging Leaders Institute

"I had the opportunity to join Thetas for ELI in Indiana—where it all began."

Read Molly's Blog

My ELI Experience and Leadership Journey

"The 2022 Emerging Leaders Institute ignited a passion in me to learn and grow as an individual, sister, and leader."

Read Meghan's Blog

2022 ELI Overview

The 2022 ELI was hosted at Butler University in Indianapolis from July 28-31. The 51 participants represented 33 unique college chapters. See the list of chapters represented at the 2022 ELI.

  • I am so lucky to have gotten to participate in the ELI. It was truly a great experience. I got to meet lifelong Theta friends and grow as a leader. Thank you for an amazing weekend!

    Erika Effenberger

    Eta Psi/Tufts

  • I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an amazing program. I can’t wait to share what I learned with my chapter and my friends!

    Bella Maitland

    Delta Kappa/LSU

  • Through the Institute, I grew as a student, leader, sister, and person by learning the importance of leading courageously, leveraging my strengths, and promoting an inclusive environment for our chapters and communities to thrive within.

    Meghan Quinn

    Beta Phi/Penn State

  • Leadership has always been an interesting topic for me, and I was able to learn about important ideas within leadership, such as ethical and inclusive leadership and how my strengths and identities influence how I lead as an individual versus a team setting.

    Molly Keller

    Alpha Nu/Montana

Theta Foundation Support

Thanks to generous support from Theta Foundation, the ELI experience is provided to members at little to no cost.