On-Campus Community Building
Off-Campus Leadership Development
All Robertson Scholars can apply to attend a week-long fully funded NOLS expedition any of their years in the Program. This expedition takes place during Spring Break and focuses on developing fundamental wilderness skills, applying the theory of outdoor leadership to everyday ventures and balancing the roles of leader and follower.
Leadership Enhancement and Development Grants (LEAD) support Scholars’ participation in organized programs and activities that improve leadership skills, offer professional training, and provide opportunities to cultivate professional and academic networks. Through LEAD Grants, Scholars have access, via application basis, to up to $1,000 per academic year to support their professional development needs.
First Year Program
Taking place in the fall semester of sophomore year, the Sophomore retreat offers a chance for students to reconnect and build community after their Community Summer together. Students and staff members spend the night away from campus and have the opportunity to take part in leadership and professional development programs.
Sophomore Circle is designed to help Scholars examine power, privilege and purposeful leadership. Through facilitated conversations, Scholars are encouraged to reflect on their own perspectives while learning about those of their peers. Sophomore Circle is a collaborative learning environment where Scholars select the topics they are most interested in exploring.