Student Activities

Take Flight

The Take Flight Leadership Retreat is a full weekend leadership experience designed to build relationships between student leaders on campus. This year, Take Flight will be held July 27 - 29, 2018, at Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio. The retreat will consist of interactive team building and experiential-based activities along with workshops and presentations designed to challenge and engage meaningful conversations about leadership, collaboration, programming, and shared goals. The five leadership concepts, mentioned above, are described in greater detail in Kouzes and Posner’s book, The Student Leadership Challenge. The concepts also compliment the five core values of the Wilber and Orville Wright Leadership Academy (WOWLA); authenticity, living in unity, innovation, vision, and empowerment. An overview of these principles is below:

  • Model the Way
    Working to live up to their organization's values at all times. Helping newer members understand the importance of the values the organization is founded upon.
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
    Work toward shared goals for the organization or improvement of relationships within the organization. This can also branch out to working with others who have similar organizational goals.
  • Challenge the Process
    Looking for innovative ways to improve the organization.
  • Enable Others to Act
    Actively involving others, making each person feel capable and powerful. The person does not have to be a titled leader within the organization.
  • Encourage the Heart
    Recognize contributions that individuals make, share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. 

Apply to be a Team Leader

Applications open February 12, 2018, and close on March 12, 2018. Apply on OrgSync.


  1. You must currently have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 as an undergraduate and 3.0 or higher as a graduate student.
  2. You must be a University registered student in good standing.
  3. Applicants must be available for a 30-minute interview during the week of March 19-23, 2018. If you have a conflict, please contact Allison Roberts in the Office of Student Activities, via phone at (937) 775-5547 or via email at

General Duties:

  1. Assist the Office of Student Activities with projects and assignments relating to Take Flight Training and student leadership development.
  2. Attend all pre- and post-Take Flight Team Leader meetings, Take Flight Team Leader Training, and entire Take Flight Weekend (July 27-29, 2018). Total volunteer hours estimated at 40.

Apply to attend as a Participant

Applications open March 5, 2018, and close on April 20, 2018. Apply on OrgSync.
This year's retreat is scheduled for Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29 at Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio. Application to attend is open to any currently enrolled Wright State University student who is registered for Fall 2018 classes and in good standing with the university.  First consideration will be given to the applications received by Friday, April 20, 2018, at 5:00 pm. All applications will be verified for good academic standing (must have an earned 2.0 grade point average) and have no judicial issues that would prevent an applicant from participating in Take Flight.


For additional information, please contact:

Melissa Guffey
Office of Student Activities