Student Leader Retreat


Spring 2018 - Dates TBD

The Student Leader Retreat (SLR) is a 2 day program that strives to create a space where Georgia Tech students can practice their leadership skills by collaborating with other organizations and administrators in order to develop relationships to better serve their constituents. Those skills and the synergy created among the participants will be utilized to focus on collaborative solutions to campus issues that impact the campus culture. For nearly 15 years, the Student Leader Retreat has provided a forum for student leaders, staff, and faculty to engage in meaningful dialogue around campus issues and initiatives.  These issues and initiatives are brainstormed and problem-solved by the student leaders.  Staff and faculty provide resources and support as they move through this process of innovation.



In 2017, the Student Leader Retreat will engage with the recently launched “I Feel Safe When…” campaign. The first day of the retreat will include short presentations from workgroups, initiatives, and active taskforces that are currently addressing campus issues (e.g.; Black Student Experience Taskforce, End Suicide Together campaign, Greek Affairs Taskforce, and Health & Wellbeing). Our goal is to work together to create informed and collaborative solutions that address student organization impact around the topics emerging from the ‘I Feel Safe When…” campaign. 


In 2016, the Student Leader Retreat focused on strategies to better develop student organization leaders. Student participants were provided a copy of Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet to read prior to the retreat. Coaches from the Leading Edge and Organization Coaching Programs facilitated retreat elements. The goal defined was to work together in order to create collaborative solutions that address student organization leadership support at Georgia Tech.


In 2015 the Student Leader Retreat focused on the work of the Georgia Tech Mental Health Task Force. The goal was to create a space for Student Organization Leaders to work together in order to create collaborative solutions that address this issue on campus. The retreat took place on January 24-25, 2015.