What to Expect
A key element of Lightning Leadership is that students get involved through campus organizations and by attending athletic and cultural events to immerse themselves in MTSU student life. Students also particpate in service learning opportunities that benefit the community.
We will be taking 50 incoming freshmen (the first 50 to sign up, so sign up quick!) to a base camp in the mountains surrounding the Ocoee River. First, we will meet at MTSU on the afternoon of Aug 21, where we will do a "meet and greet"; and then leave for the Ocoee area. When we get to our base camp, we will setup our homes for the week (tents) and then discuss the week's activities. We will then divide into 5 groups of 10. Each day each group will be doing a different outdoor activity. When we get back to camp after a fun day of adventure, we will have a huge group meal. After the meal, our evening counselors will have different activities planned that will help the group learn about the collegiate experience. Representatives from different divisions of MTSU will also be there to answer questions that new students may have! By the end of the week you, will be fully prepared to start college at MTSU, having made 50 brand new friends before school even starts!
Some of the activities we will be doing:
- Whitewater kayaking the Hiwassee River
- Whitewater rafting the Ocoee River
- Rock Climbing in Chattanooga
- Hiking in the Cohutta Wilderness
The cost for ROLL is $150 and is open to the first 50 students who signup. This cost includes food, transportation, shelter, equipment, and excursions.