Previous SuperPod Projects
The Emerging Leaders Program works on multiple projects each year. First and second year students work together to conceptualize and implement these ideas. Below are some projects created by ELP students that have since become an important part of the community!
Ram Camp (2012-2013 Project, Implemented August 2013)
RAM CAMP is a weeklong leadership experience on-campus where new Rams will participate in numerous activities after being split into groups, led by upper class RAM CAMP Leaders. These groups form strong bonds by participating in activities together and learning more about VCU. All chosen students will arrive a week earlier to campus for an intensive and interactive experience with upper-level students and key administrators from across campus. RAM CAMP is filled with leadership development, team building and fun interaction with other first year students while learning about resources in a smaller and more intimate environment on campus before school begins. This is an excellent way to make connections with the VCU community with other students committed developing their leadership potential.
Leadership Residence Hall (2012-2013 Project, VCU Lead opened fall 2015)
VCU LEAD is a distinguished leadership-focused Living-Learning Program for undergraduate students, of sophomore status or above. VCU LEAD is focused on developing graduates who can successfully lead professional and civic organizations at a local, national, and global level within their respective fields.
VCU LEAD will increase the breadth and depth of each student’s leadership skills through a coordination of coursework, co-curricular activities, and residential experience. Students selected as VCU LEAD scholars are required to live in the Grace and Broad Residence Center for the duration of the two year program. The Grace and Broad Residence Center contains state of the art classrooms, meeting rooms, study and social lounges.
Dominion Place Partnership (2013-2015 Project, Partnership began in 2014)
The purpose of this organization is to create a program to promote youth and elderly interaction, which will better the living conditions and quality of life in Dominion Place as well as foster a relationship between students and residence.