Programs & Workshops

 **Applications for Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI) are currently open through October 24th!**

Eagle Fest: Fall Student Involvement Fair (formerly known as Fajita Fest)

Eagle Fest is one of the many great opportunities made available to new and returning students during the first two weeks of Fall semester to explore over 200 student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.  Student organizations set up reserved tables giving incoming students an opportunity to see what makes each organization unique. The fair is also a great way for new students to gather contact information from the various student organizations represented there, and find out how they can be involved in those particular student organizations.

In order to register your organization and to avoid problems down the road, please make sure the following are taken care of:

  • Your organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Event Planning.
  • Your organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Winter Fest

Winter Fest is the Winter semester version of the Fall Student Involvement Fair, and is a great opportunity for organizations to connect with students looking to try something new and get involved! 

To avoid problems down the road, make sure the following are taken care of:

  • The organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Conference & Event Services (Event Planning).
  • The organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Registration for Winter Fest is not yet available. Limited Space is available and will be reserved first come, first serve.

Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI)

Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI) is a leadership-focused program retreat designed to allow opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills while networking with many different groups of student leaders at EMU. Facilitators will be a combination of professional staff and community leaders, with an emphasis on four pillars:

1) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

2) Self-Reflection (using “lens” as our framework)

3) Student Involvement at EMU - as a student leader, what is your role in the experience of other students? 

4) Modeling the leadership we want to see from each other

ELI 2018 is scheduled for November 16th-18th. Applications are currently open through October 24th!

Move-In Magic

All Student Move In Magic 2016Organizations in good standing are invited to participate during this university wide service initiative. Helping new students feel welcomed by carrying their belonging up to their Residence Hall rooms is a long standing tradition at EMU. The members of our student organizations really step up at this event with a large showing and are greatly appreciated for their efforts.




SOLAR Student Organizations Learning and Resources Workshops (SOLAR) is a fun and interactive learning opportunitysolar logo for student organization members and leaders. Campus Life will provide you with valuable skill building seminars that will help your organization succeed!
A variety of SOLAR sessions are offered throughout the year on topics pertaining to your student organization, from important policies to managing money to helpful resources. These sessions are led by experts from campus and the community. 

SOLAR sessions for the 2018-2019 Academic Year will be 7:30-9 pm Mondays in Student Center 350 except for the Kick-off which is in the SC Ballroom: 



Sept. 10, 2018



SOLAR Kick-off: Required for all President & Vice Presidents 

October 15

Money Management 
November 12 Officer Transitions 
January 14  
February 11  
March 11  

In addition to the knowledge and enrichment you and your organization stand to gain from participating in SOLAR, Campus Life is also offering a financial contribution for each SOLAR session you complete! Each organization that sends at least one representative will be awarded an equal share of the funds allotted for each session, with the exception of the required kickoff. One individual may represent up to two separate organizations at any given session. Once all sessions for the year have concluded, your SOLAR earnings will be deposited into your X-Fund.

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045