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Emerging Leaders Academy

The Emerging Leaders Academy is a new two-day intensive leadership event for emerging leaders, both undergraduate and alumni, who are ready to rise to the next step in their leadership journey. These events provide emerging leaders the skills and confidence needed to tackle future leadership responsibilities, lead fearlessly, and rise above challenges they never dreamed possible.

Emerging Leaders Academy is designed to provide interactive experience. Undergraduate and alumni participants will experience a series of workshops, expos and keynote addresses. With additional focus on personal leadership development, dressing for success, building your personal brand, and how our Fraternity values and ritual are reflected in everything we do. 

All brothers of SAE are invited to attend any Emerging Leaders Academy in the country. We recommend chapters and colonies aim to send emerging leaders (freshmen and sophomores who do not have leadership positions in the chapter), and alumni should attend who want to extend their SAE experience and learn to engage with chapters.

When and Where are the Emerging Leaders Academy being held?

Although members may attend any Emerging Leaders Academy, we encourage you to attend the program that is closest to your location. Below is a chart of the suggested Emerging Leaders Academy for chapters to attend by state.

Central District

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Evanston, IL
Westin Michigan Ave.
March 27–28, 2020

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee

Eastern District

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Crystal City, VA
Rennaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
September 25–26, 2020

  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • New York
  • Virgina
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Western District

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San Diego, CA
The Hilton Omaha
October 23–24, 2019

  • Alaska
  • Iowa
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • South Dakota
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Wyoming

Southern District

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Dallas, TX
April 3–4, 2020

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • South Carolina
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • Texas


Please review the information above for full details on the program prior to registering. If you have additional questions, please contact Jennifer Byrd-Alvarado, Event Coordinator – Educational Programs, at

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