Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

The 16th annual Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) for Ithaca College students will be held on November 10-12, 2017. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.

Who is this retreat for?
All Ithaca College students belong to a multitude of different cultures including areas of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status and many more. Therefore, we are looking for a group of people that come from many different cultural backgrounds, including those in the "majority." Every Ithaca College student is eligible to apply and highly encouraged to do so.

What are the logistics of this event?
CCLR is held off-campus at a retreat center. Lodging, meals, transportation and retreat materials are provided for all attendees; there is no cost to participate. CCLR begins on Friday morning and concludes on Sunday afternoon. All participants must travel with the group and must attend the program in its entirety. This retreat counts as 3 Leading in a Diverse World sessions toward that track in the Student Leadership Institute.

How do I know if I've been selected to attend?
After the final application deadline, the CCLR team will meet in to review all of the applications and select the participants. Those individuals not selected will be placed on an "Alternate List" in case spaces open up. Following the selection process, all applicants will be notified by e-mail of their application status before Fall Break.

How do I apply?

Click here for the CCLR 2017 application.

Applicants must complete and submit the application before midnight on Saturday, September 30 to be considered for CCLR. There is no fee to apply or attend the event. We recommend reviewing the application and carefully considering your responses to the essay question before submitting it. We ask you to provide demographic information about how you identify in a variety of cultural categories, so that we can create diverse teams within the pool of selected applicants.

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Contact Information

For additional information about CCLR, please e-mail

CCLR staff:

Michele Lenhart
RahK Lash

Student Leadership Consultant team:

Norah AlJunaidi, Jade Cardichon, Terri Landez

Quotes from past CCLR participants:

"I learned to really embrace who I am, where I come from and how to voice my perspective."

"Everyone has a different story - and people have struggles like my own."

"I plan to step out of my comfort zone and talk to family and friends about these issues."

"I wish everyone at IC could attend CCLR. This experience was amazing!"

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CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Applications are on OrgSync and require you to log in with your IC username and password.