Leadership Rising Program

What is Leadership Rising?


Leadership Rising focuses on helping students prepare for a future of necessary social change, facing obstacles, and rising to challenges where leadership can make a difference. We believe this can be accomplished through:


Practice - develop leadership skills by getting involved on campus and in the local community


Education - in and out of the classroom, your involvement will complement your education and empower you to lead. Learn even more through retreats, workshops, and conferences

Application - use your leadership skills to make a positive impact at Eureka and beyond

The Leadership Rising Program provides a multitude of opportunities for students to grow and learn as leaders through the following:


  • Fall Leadership Kick-Off - a yearly program for leaders and representatives from clubs, organizations, and athletic teams.


  • Workshops - offered each semester for groups that share an interest in practicing teamwork and leadership (athletics, clubs & organizations, fine & performing arts, etc.).


  • All-Campus Leadership Conference - offered early in the spring semester to all students.
    This opportunity includes a mentoring relationship, where new students (fall or spring start) are matched with upper-class students. Information about the Leadership Mentor/Mentee Program is available HERE.
  • Mentoring and Networking Opportunities- in collaboration with Career Development, we encourage and create opportunities with alumni and friends of the College, including the leadership session of the Spring Career Launch.


  • Student Leadership Council - composed of representatives from student groups, this council meets twice per semester to give feedback and provide input on programming. Meeting dates and sign-Up information may be accessed HERE.


  • Leadership Awards Program - in collaboration with CAB, this program recognizes the achievements of organizations and their members at the end of the academic year.


Questions may be directed to, Shari Rich, Associate Dean of Student Activities, Leadership, and Service:

srich@eureka.edu or call 309-467-6424.