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 2016
Illinois Wesleyan University will recruit its first Posse from New Orleans this fall, and Boston University, already recruiting from Atlanta, will select its first Posse from the Bay Area.Spring 2016
Under Jeff Ubben's leadership, Posse opened four new chapters, added 47 college and university partnerships, and launched specialized initiatives to serve U.S. veterans and students majoring in STEM fields.Spring 2016
Posse’s partner colleges and universities selected 718 Scholars for the Class of 2020, awarding them $126 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.Spring 2016
Posse alumna Rhonesha Byng, founder of successful digital media platform HerAgenda.com, represented millennial women at a summit hosted by The White House.Spring 2016
Dr. Irv Epstein helped pilot the Posse STEM Program that supports Scholars majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. The program recruits 100 Scholars from five cities per year for 10 colleges and universities.