Office of Student Leadership Development

Greek Life Leadership Programs

The GEM EXPERIENCE For New Members
GROWTH, FRIENDSHIP, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY and SELF DISCOVERY.


Thirty-five (35) new members are selected each Spring semester to participate in this leadership development program during the fall of their sophomore year. Participants receive mentoring from juniors and seniors in the Greek community and engage in 6 training sessions and an overnight retreat. As a result of this experience, sophomore leaders:

Applications are available each March and the application process concludes in early April. If you are a new member, we hope that you will consider being a part of the GEM Experience. Learn more by visiting the Greek Emerging Leaders Program website.


GEM was great because I got to know a variety of different people in the Greek community in a situation that was other than a social one. The Ropes course trip was great!
-2008 Participant

I really enjoyed the workshops, especially the one that was based on the survival skills because of the break out group discussion, debate, and comparison of decision making with other groups.
-2008 Participant

It (GEM) was great because I got to hear from faculty and staff involved in Greek Life.
-2008 Participant

National Leadership Training Experiences

The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI): UIFI
Please visit the NIC website to learn more about the UIFI experience.

Please visit the Lehigh Dean of Students website for additional information on funding from the Student Opportunity Fund.