The Sigma Phi Epsilon Leadership Academy is a three-part leadership and college preparation program designed and delivered by the men of the Ohio Theta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Cincinnati. Its purpose is to challenge high school juniors and seniors to reimagine what they think they know about leadership and prepare them
to succeed at the college level from day one. Because the program is built and facilitated entirely by UC students, participants can expect to hear a fresh, authentic perspective on the college experience—one they can’t get from college counselors, campus brochures or admission officers. They are given the chance to interact with current undergraduate students, ask questions about college life, and learn tips for succeeding in class, campus organizations, and more.
Junior Spring Session
90-minute long session. An individual module is created for the specific needs and desires of each high school in conjunction with staff. Work with 10-25 junior students per school. Modules include time management, prioritization, leading effective meetings, communication, team building, leadership styles, and personal values. The purpose of these sessions is to help build overall leadership skills in each of the students for high school and beyond.
Senior Spring Session
90-minute long session. An individual module is created for the specific needs and desires of each high school in conjunction with staff. Work with 10-25 senior students per school, targeting students who will be attending the University of Cincinnati in the Fall. The purpose of this session is to prepare high school seniors to be successful at the University of Cincinnati, by translating their current involvement to student groups at UC. We also pass out the Balanced Man Scholarship at the end of this 3rd session in order to expedite and aid the transition into BMS and recruitment.
Senior Fall Conference
Full-day leadership conference created by the brothers of Sigma PhiEpsilon. Breakout session topics include: Scholarship, Professionalism, and Engagement. The sessions are led by brothers as well as greek/non-greek men and women from the University of Cincinnati. Speakers have included SigEp Alumni (young professionals and doctoral candidates), adjunct professors, and admissions officers. We also have a student panel and offer a campus tour. The purpose is to prepare students for a successful transition to college.