Multicultural Affairs

AASLE

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AALSE

(African American Student Leadership Experience)

Conference Applications

AASLE (African American) + AAPILE (Asian American and Pacific Islander) + CHLLE (Chicano, Hispanic, Latinx)
= 3 Communities. 3 Unique Experiences

Conference Dates: Thursday, January 4- Sunday, January 7, 2018

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel

Continuing the legacy of developing student leaders at PWIs and HBCUs, the African American Student Leadership Experience (AASLE) is a four-day intensive experience where students of color will interact with prominent keynote speakers and facilitators in the area of leadership development. Students attending the AASLE will be challenged to put theory into practice, thus having a leadership experience in real time.

This year’s theme, “NeXus: What it Looks like, What is Sounds Like, What it is…” will encourage delegates to think critically about the meaning of being the “NeXus.” Delegates will be challenged to define NeXus from his/her own perspectives. This unique student leadership development experience will brings together three communities which allows for greater synergy and coalition building within our community.

Conference registration, hotel accommodations, DC ground transportation, and 1 group meal per day will be covered by OSEMA. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, DC. Supplemental funding options are available from OSEMA to assist with that expense (more information in the application). All other expenses (extra meals, shopping, and etc) will be at your own expense.

Applications will open in October, 2017. To support student leadership, professional development, and provide culturally validating spaces for students of color, OSEMA sponsors an annual off-campus conference experience. Students are selected based on the quality of their application, judicial standing, GPA, and involvement as potential representatives of Ithaca College. If you have any specific questions please email RahK Lash, Assistant Director for  Multicultural Affairs in OSEMA, at rlash@ithaca.edu.