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What is ALANA is Leadership?

ALANA is Leadership Peer Mentoring Program is a one-year program experience where we pair first-year students with upperclassmen mentors to ease their transition into the College. ALANA stands for African, Latin, Asian, & Native American students. We welcome students of color and students who do not identify as ALANA but are interested in an intercultural, cross-racial experience that builds leadership competencies.

ALANA is Leadership kicks off with a four day program that takes place before the start of the fall semester. Students attend workshops and participate in an overnight trip to Becket, MA. During the trip, students are challenged to step out of their comfort zone by participating in physical and mental exercises individually and with a team. Team building helps build rapport of the ALANA is Leadership group and helps students get to know each other better.

ALANA is Leadership is a unique experience where students gain friendships, develop as leaders, and get more involved on campus. Beyond Pathways, students participate in leadership and professional development trainings throughout the academic year. Topics include but are not limited to: Career Development, Diversity, Handling Conflicts, Goal Setting, Time Management, and much more.



Why is ALANA is Leadership Important?

ALANA is Leadership is a great way to jump-start your experience at The College of Saint Rose! As an incoming student, ALANA is Leadership provides support by providing you with the tools you need to be successful. Students have check in meetings with their Peer Leaders, attend social activities, participate in professional development, and grow as individuals throughout the course of the year. This program will set you on the path to starting your college journey with fun, excitement, and guidance.

Our Program Outcomes as told by previous ALANA is Leadership participants:

  • Learn about the importance of diversity and how others identify.
  • Build connections with the campus and the Albany community.
  • Develop confidence and courage to try something new.
  • Importance of encouraging others through positivity and support.
  • Make unforgettable memories with others in the program and become part of a family like no other!
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