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Whee E.M.P.O.W.E.R.

Whee Enlighten, Manifest and Provide for Outstanding Women and Encourage them to Rise


The Whee E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Student Leadership Program aims to build powerful relationships between students, develop a community of women on campus, and assist female first-year students in Secrets of Powerful Women LLC (Living Learning Community) with their transition to
college. This program will also introduce participants to ideals founded in women's issues and leadership and supplement the themes of the Secrets of Powerful Women class. Topics that will be introduced in the mentoring program will focus on: their transition to college, building networks
of support, women's issues, and campus services.

Components of the program include:

  • A college orientation and leadership course for entering freshman: LEAD 151: Secrets of Powerful Women
  • Peer-to-peer relationships
  • Community building and networking opportunities
  • Participation in G.L.O.W. workshop series and specialized, exclusive, and free fun campus events


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