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Blue Hen Leadership Program Presents
QUEST: a First Year Summer Leadership Experience

Tuesday, August 19 - Saturday, August 23

Question in order to challenge the process
Understand that leadership is a quest, a journey towards self awareness
Explore possibilities
Serve others
Transform yourself and impact the world in positive ways

QUEST is an opportunity for University of Delaware freshmen to get an early start on a journey of self discovery and personal leadership development and to gain the confidence that will support a successful student experience.

This selective program is open to 72 students who demonstrate an interest in learning about leadership and who show a desire to thrive through engagement in the UD community. QUEST takes place from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 through noon on Saturday, August 23.

  1. Participants will foster connections among freshmen, leadership mentors and staff
  2. Participants will engage in experiences that contribute to an understanding of what it means to be a respectful and contributing member of a diverse community
  3. Participants will identify personal goals and learn how personal awareness and decision making can impact one's ability to achieve success
  4. Participants will understand that developing as a leader is a process that involves self awareness, relationships, skills, service to others and transformation.
This four and a half day adventure takes place both on and off campus and will include Participants will be able to QUEST will be conducted by Susan Luchey, Associate Director of Student Centers for Leadership Development; Matthew Creasy, Program Coordinator for the Blue Hen Leadership Program; and twelve peer mentors who have completed the Emerging Leader level of the UD Blue Hen Leadership Program.

Cost of the program is $400, due at time of acceptance.
Application due by July 7. Application will go live at on May 1st.
Students will be notified of selection no later than July 18.
Confirmation and fee will be due by August 1.
For more information, contact Susan Luchey at or by calling 302-831-0091.