ELITE Leadership Program

Educating Leaders in Today's Environment (ELITE)

With more than 160 clubs and organizations at The University of Tampa, campus leadership opportunities are abundant. Committed to the skills and values of successful leadership, the University invites all interested first-year and transfer students to apply for an exciting leadership program: ELITE (Educating Leaders In Today’s Environment). This program serves as an entry point to leadership programs at UT. Applications are due May 1, and letters of acceptance are mailed June 1. 

The ELITE program is a two-day overnight, off-campus retreat, scheduled prior to orientation for the Fall 2014 semester. Students arrive on campus on Sunday, Aug. 17. Activities begin that night and conclude on Tuesday, Aug. 19.  
ELITE Outdoor RetreatThe ELITE program strives to:
  • Encourage awareness and self-definition.
  • Help students understand the basic values of leadership.
  • Teach leadership skills and how to apply them in personal and organizational settings.
  • Connect new students with leadership mentors on campus.
  • Stimulate interest in the campus community and encourage active participation.
  • Broaden the base of student leadership on campus.
  • Examine leadership on a global level.
Students will have the opportunity to choose a preference of one of two ELITE retreats (preferences are honored based on rank in selection process and cannot be guaranteed):

ELITE – Our traditional retreat focuses on introducing students to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Participants are introduced to the seven values of the model through highly interactive group activities, discussion, and personal reflection. The retreat is held at the DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton, FL.

ELITE Outdoors – This retreat introduces participants to various roles, skills, and behaviors apparent in team leadership. Roughing it and intentionally designed outdoor simulations provide the backdrop for learning, discussion, and personal reflection. The retreat is held at Cedarkirk in Lithia, FL.

Apply for ELITE 2014

Contact Information

For more information on UT leadership programs and opportunities, please contact Ali Mathe at (813) 253-6233 or spartanleadership@ut.edu.


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