UMBC's popular leadership for social impact retreat is back.
UMBC’s STRiVE retreat has inspired hundreds of undergraduate students in the past 11 years. Now it's your turn. Spend five days building community and developing skills while exploring leadership for social impact. You will emerge with greater clarity and confidence about the contributions you want to make.
This year’s STRiVE retreat will take place January 13-17, 2020. STRiVE participants will make new friends, discover their strengths and values, learn how to work more effectively in groups, envision contributions they could make at UMBC, and tackle both simulated and real leadership and social change challenges. Past STRiVE participants have gotten deeply involved in campus organizations and initiatives, and have made phenomenal contributions.
To apply for a spot in STRiVE 2020, complete this form by Sunday, November 10, 2020.
STRiVE is hosted by UMBC's Center for Democracy and Civic Life, and sponsored by the UMBC Student Government Association. More information on this program is available below.
STRiVE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is STRiVE?
STRiVE is an intensive, engaging and exhilarating off-campus retreat (5 days, 4 nights) developed by UMBC to help students become more effective leaders and participants in civic life on campus and throughout their lives. The STRiVE experience will include a bonfire, challenge course, simulations, and other fun activities.
Do I have to be an “involved” student to attend STRiVE?
Absolutely not! STRiVE will be helpful to any student regardless of previous involvement or leadership experience. No prior experience is necessary! We are looking for a diverse group of students committed to developing their skills and applying them to contribute to positive change in the campus community. The application asks about campus involvement only to give the STRiVE planning team a sense of the different perspectives participants will bring to the retreat.
When is STRiVE?
STRiVE 2020 will take place from January 13 - 17, 2020.
Where will STRiVE be held?
STRiVE will be held at Skycroft Conference Center in Middletown, Maryland. Participants will stay in motel-style rooms (sharing a room with 1 other student) and all activities will be held on site. Bus transportation between UMBC and the retreat site will be provided.
How much does it cost to attend STRiVE?
UMBC covers most of the cost of each participant’s attendance. However, there is a participation fee of $100 that helps cover some of the cost of transportation, lodging and food. Money should not be a barrier to attendance, however, and participants will be able to complete a form to request financial assistance.
When is the application due?
Sunday, November 10, 2019.
When will accepted applicants be informed?
Applicants will receive an email in late November with additional details about participating in STRiVE.
How can I find out more information about STRiVE?Please contact UMBC's Center for Democracy and Civic Life by sending an email to David Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Romy Hübler (email@example.com).