Leadership Fellows (ELFS)



Education and Leadership Fellows (ELFS) in Sustainability are a group of premier campus student leaders who are committed to educating and engaging their peers, working to cultivate a culture of sustainability at UB, and having a positive impact in our region and beyond. In doing so they will prepare themselves and their colleagues to become the next generation of globally-minded, sustainability literate leaders.

Student leaders will elevate the conversation about sustainability by developing and delivering programs and projects that engage, inspire and empower themselves and their peers to take action and live sustainably, both through their studies and long-term thinking.

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The 2016 class of Leadership Fellows having fun at their leadership training.


Program Overview

  1. Professional experience: Fellows will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working collaboratively to implement projects during Spring Semester.
  2. Leadership Training: Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in an intensive, off-campus leadership development retreat, along with the chance to network with sustainability professionals and participate in ongoing skill development by working with local, regional and national leaders.
  3. Rigorous selection: Students will work with fellow top preforming students with a strong interest in and/or experience with community engagement and an interest in developing their leadership skills.
  4. Commitment: Fellows are expected to contribute to projects during Spring Semester and to Earth Week events. Time spent as a fellow may, in some cases be used to fulfill other experiential learning requirements where appropriate. 

Some of our 2018 ELFS at their leadership retreat.

Snaphot of scheduled events

  • October 10th, 5-7pm: Meeting 1/ Retreat Planning
  • October 16th: Erie Hack Informational Meeting
  • October 24th: World's Challenge Challenge Informational Meeting
  • October 20th: Transforming our Tomorrow Informational Meeting 
  • November 14th, 5-7pm: Meeting 2
  • December 5th, 5-7pm: Meeting 3
  • Throughout Fall and Spring Semester: REV Campus Challenge activities
  • Throughout Fall and Spring Semester: Occasional lectures and/or workshop events
  • February 6th, 5-7pm: Meeting 4
  • March 6th, 5-7pm: Meeting 5
  • April 2018: Earth Month program/activity/event
  • April 1st: World's Challenge Challenge Competition
  • April 30th: Transforming our Tomorrow Competition
  • April TBD: Erie Hack Competition
  • May TBD: Celebration
  • May TBD: Exclusive Invitation to the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Summit