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Leadership Development

Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders (EL) is a competitive leadership development program for a select number of SMU's top first-year students. The program is designed to develop leadership skills and refine those already possessed, as well as to network with students, faculty, staff, and influential leaders within the Dallas community.

Crain Leadership Summit

The Crain Leadership Summit is SMU's premiere leadership development experience. The summit is offered early in the spring semester and is open to all current SMU students.

James E. Caswell Leadership Development Program

The Caswell Leadership Development Program provides support for the leadership development of a select group of undergraduate students chosen annually through a competitive grant process.