Center for Student Success

Dyson Summer Leadership Institute

Dyson 2015

The Dyson Summer Leadership Institute is a comprehensive leadership program, designed to offer entering full-time freshmen from the Hudson Valley valuable leadership experience and academic skills in advance of their fall semester. The program is designed to enhance students’ personal development, welcome them into a community of student leaders, and assist in their transition to college life.


To qualify for the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute, applicants must be deposit-paid incoming freshmen from the Hudson Valley who will be the first in their family to go to college (first-generation college student), and/or members of a historically under-served population, and/or demonstrate significant economic need.

Program Details

Students will participate in leadership development and academic enrichment workshops, including a ropes course, academic coaching, team building activities with other incoming freshmen and upperclassmen and developing a deeper understanding of resources at the college.

The Dyson Summer Leadership Institute is a residential program. Students will be expected to reside in the College’s residence halls, both commuters and residents, for the duration of the program. Program participants who will be residing on campus during the Fall 2016 semester will be moving directly into their permanent rooms. Cars will not be permitted on campus during the program.

Program Dates

August 21-27, 2016

How to Apply

Click here to download the Summer 2016 application.

In order to be considered for the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute:

  1. Applications are due by July 20, 2016. Please return completed applications to:

    Dyson Summer Leadership Institute
    c/o Center for Student Success
    330 Powell Avenue
    Newburgh, NY 12550
  2. Applicants must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. Qualified applicants must have paid their deposit to the College through the Office of Admissions.

Finalists will be notified by the end of July, and will be required to attend an on-campus interview with the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute Selection Committee.

Learn more

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