Get a jumpstart on your college student leader experience!

Lead-in participants will be engaged by a series of group initiatives and challenges – unique exercises that require you to brainstorm, plan, implement, evaluate, and improvise. These exercises are physically engaging, but not physically strenuous. You will have fun, make new friends, and discover your student leader superpowers! These activities are conducted in a supportive environment designed to hone your communication and leadership skills.

Most students who participate in the Lead-In program go on to be leaders on campus, often serving on the executive boards for student organizations, holding selective jobs on campus, or representing the student body on college-wide committees. The fun and friendships of Lead-In have a lasting impact! 

 In this program, participants will: 

  • Participate in team building and leadership skill-building activities, including an adventure-challenge course. 

  • Learn about opportunities to get involved in student organizations at IC, including how to take on leadership roles during your first year at IC. 

  • Meet with successful student leaders and college staff to learn about important resources for emerging Ithaca College student leaders. 

  • Have fun and meet new friends! 

Program logistics: 

Student leaders posing like superheroes.
  • New students can participate in the Lead-In program on Tuesday, August 17 
  • The program runs from 9:00am to 6:00pm. 

  • A catered picnic lunch will be provided at the Hoffman Challenge Course. Transportation and all program materials are provided 

  • Participants will be engaged in fun and physical activities; please wear clothes that will allow you to climb and stretch. Closed-toe shoes are required. 

  • COVID Precautions: Students will be required to follow the most up to date COVID protocols as required by IC and any community partners.

  • There is no charge for this program. 

“Meeting the new students and the leaders made me so comfortable and like I had a new family to start my freshman year.”