Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Emerging Leader Program

Since its inception in 1988, Boston College's Emerging Leader Program (ELP) has become the flagship program for first-year students to join. ELP is a one-year leadership development program for a select group of 50 first-year students. It is designed to build leadership skills and potential; foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development; and instill an attitude of involvement and responsibility at Boston College and the community beyond.

The Emerging Leader Program is dedicated to assisting in the development of some of Boston College's finest and most diverse students. The world is a place of great variety, and it needs a variety of great leaders; the facilitators, coordinator, and director of the Program do their best to ensure that the ELP students gain valuable experience that sets a firm foundation for their college experience and beyond.