Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE)

Academic - Engineering


Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) is a student organization at Iowa State University that creates a collaborative, values-based community for students pursuing the Engineering Leadership Certificate and students interested in further honing their leadership skills.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 114
ISU Members 21
Non-ISU Members 2
Allowed Members Iowa State students of any major are allowed to join ELE.
Allowed Officers Elections for officers are held each spring. Lead Team member roles and responsibilities can be found in the constitution.
Membership Qualifications A large part of what makes ELE so terrific is that we embrace members of all majors and all years. ELE is mostly made up of engineers, and that is who we heavily recruit, but anyone wanting to join and develop their leadership skills while working with engineers is welcome.
Membership Restrictions There are no restrictions in joining ELE.
Elections/Selection Elections are held each spring and are fairly informal.
Meetings General meetings for the club will be every Wednesday night at 8 pm in a location to be announced in the Fall.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

General Meetings with the whole club are every other Wednesday night. We typically have each cluster give an update of what they are working on/what events they have coming up and then proceed to doing either an activity to develop leadership skills or have a presentation/speaker about a leadership topic. These meetings are very fun and low key. ELE is all about the community, and this is a time for us to gather together and build that community even stronger.

Description of Special Events

Clusters: One things that makes ELE quite unique is our Cluster system. Members are placed into clusters at the Fall Retreat. These clusters are a group of 7-15 people depending on yearly interest with 2-4 mentors who are ELE veterans. Each cluster usually meets once a week and plans 2-4 events per year that focus on leadership development, service/outreach, fundraising, and social. They also help plan 1 general meeting per semester. This is a great way to get involved on campus right away. Everyone in ELE is encouraged to join a cluster, but it is not mandatory.
Fall Retreat: The Fall 2018 Retreat is Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th at the Clover Woods Camp in Madrid, IA (Transportation will be provided). This is historically one of ELE's most and best loved events. We do activities to better get to know each other and learn a bit more about what ELE is. We spend the night in cabins (modern and well equipped) and do a lot of outdoor activities, weather permitting.