The PossePlus Retreat
The PossePlus Retreat was started by the first Posses at Vanderbilt University who felt it was important to do something that would create a positive impact for the campus community. These first Posse Scholars worked closely with Posse staff to create The PossePlus Retreat, a weekend of interactive and challenging workshops designed to tackle important national and campus issues. In the past, retreats have dealt with themes of race, meritocracy, class, gender, power, social responsibility, education just to name a few previous topics. During a PossePlus Retreat weekend, a cross section of the campus community—students, faculty and administrators come together to talk about the topic on a national, campus and personal level. By creating a safe space for dialogue between campus community members who may not ordinarily interact with one another, retreats today have become an important forum to engage in social, cultural and political issues.
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Latest NewsSpring 2015
The University of Michigan is the latest top institution to partner with The Posse Foundation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. In 2016, the renowned public university will admit its first Posse from Chicago, Illinois.Winter 2015
Posse New Orleans honored Entergy Corporation for its outstanding commitment to education in the community. Leo P. Denault, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.Winter 2015
Sophomore Tayler Butler is co-head of Building Up Hudson, a community outreach program at Bard College that is designed and implemented by college students to serve high school students in a town close to Bard’s campus.Winter 2015
Edwan Hernandez, a sophomore Posse Scholar majoring in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and his team of programmers were recognized for their phone app that synchronizes a time-stamp feature to classroom notes taken during video lectures.