The Edge Leadership Experience

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The Edge Leadership Experience is a unique opportunity for first-year incoming students to learn and practice leadership skills.

The Edge Leadership Experience will take place August 24-27, 2015. Applications are available now and are due Friday, July 17, at noon. We will notify all applicants about our selections no later than July 31. Look for our table at Orientation to get more information.

You will be involved in workshops and group discussions that help you:

  • learn to be a leader
  • make meaningful connections
  • meet new friends
  • inspire others
  • get involved

Who is involved?

One hundred and fifty first-year students from all backgrounds will be selected for the experience. Upper-division students who are current student leaders serve as facilitators for the program. The Edge Leadership Experience is coordinated by the offices of Student Life and Residence Life.

What to expect

If accepted, you will be placed in a small group designed to enhance your campus connections. Small groups will participate in contests, presentations, activities, and challenges that strengthen bonds and provide an engaging experience.

Highlighted events

  • Leadership Stories
  • Service Project - Ben's Bells
  • Social with leaders from ASNAU (Associated Students of Northern Arizona University) and RHA (Residence Hall Association)
  • Talent Show
  • Team-Building with NAU ROTC

Apply for The Edge


Please contact us at or you can all:
Office of Student Life at 928-523-5181 (general questions and questions regarding the application)
Housing and Residence Life at 928-523-5840 (questions regarding payments)

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