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The Lonestar Institute


May 20-25th, 2018

Camp Glen Lake in Glen Rose, Texas

Community Engagement & Leadership is excited to host the Lonestar Institute in partnership with LeaderShape®, Texas Christian University and Baylor University. The Lonestar Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.

If you are interested in applying to be part of the 2018 Lonestar Institute, please contact Casey Africano at This experience is recommended for current undergraduate SMU students who will be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors during the 2018-2019 academic year.

About the Institute

The InstituteSM, formerly known as The LeaderShape Institute®, has been a program of LeaderShape® for 30 years. Originally developed by the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity as a means of improving campus leadership, the Institute now serves people representing a wide variety of organizations throughout the United States and internationally.

In 1992, the University of Michigan, College of Engineering invited LeaderShape® to bring the InstituteSM to its campus and run a session of the program exclusively for Michigan students. This project was very successful and created the opportunity for more organizations to operate "campus-based" session of the InstituteSM.

To date, more than 60,000 participants from college, universities, and corporations from across the country have attended the InstituteSM. In addition, more than 6,000 volunteer faculty have contributed their time and talents since the program began in 1986. LeaderShape® partners with institutions and organizations large and small, across the United States and throughout the world in order to create a just, caring, and thriving world where everyone leads with integrityTM and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Lonestar Institute 2015 

 2015 Lonestar Institute Participants

To learn more about the Lonestar LeaderShape® experience, check out the Daily Themes and Highlights!

Click here to view the suggested Packing List for the week!

For more information, please contact Casey Africano or Stephanie Howeth.