The Forum

EASL Forum 2019-2020

Apply here by 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, September 6, 2019.

The EASL Forum is weekly, interdisciplinary forum focused on service, community building, and leadership development. The Forum consists of 15 students who learn and serve together over the course of 22 weeks from September to April. The shared journey focuses on four areas: integrity, growth, intercultural responsiveness, and engagement. As a participant in the Forum, students will gain the following skills in each category:




The Forum will begin the week of September 16th and continue until the end of April 2020. As a cohort, we will build our personal and community relationships with a retreat October 12-13, 2019.

The Forum meets weekly for two-hour meetings, in collaborative sessions that address pressing social issues.

In the Spring of 2020, we will put into action the concepts we have discussed and in small groups, engage in a project to better the Emory community. This project will be hands-on and will address a need or problem on campus and will result in a tangible, sustainable solution.

Forum Scholars will present on their projects at our closing Celebration Banquet at the end of Spring semester.



More than ever, our society needs responsible young leaders not only to revitalize and transform existing institutions, organizations and ways of thinking, but to create new ones as well. Servant Leadership, a leadership models for the new millennium, "emphasizes increased service to others and a holistic approach to work, promoting a sense of community and sharing of power in decision-making." The EASL Forum focuses on developing such leaders among its members.



Weekly Meetings: Forum sessions will focus on themes such as building community, leadership skill-building, group dynamics and personal leadership styles. Community exemplars will join the group on a monthly basis.

Group Retreat: A retreat in the fall (October 12-13, 2019) helps kick-off the program and builds our community.

Public Service: Participants will engage in a series of volunteer and service activities with a local non-profit.

Informal Gatherings: Social gatherings offer the group the chance to interact in a non-structured setting.

Apply here by 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, September 6, 2019.