The purpose of the Somos Rams Leadership Retreat is to engage in leadership skill
development, make community connections, and self-development. We hope to increase
cultural insight and create a closer community!
Leadership development: Activities will have a primary focus on creating self
definitions of what it means to be a leader, the different types of leaders, and how to take
action as future leaders. Participants will be able to reflect and share how they choose to
Community: The retreat aims to establish meaningful and close relationships with
other Latinos on campus. To do this, there will be activities in both small and large groups,
games, and free time activities. The goal by the end of the retreat is to come back to campus
having a close group of supporters and friends for the rest of the college journey.
Cultural Pride: Throughout the retreat there will be a variety of activities that will
draw from cultural backgrounds, mainly Latino based, but will also practice inclusivity with
the willingness of participants to share their backgrounds. Spaces to share individual
stories, bonding over similarities, and embracing differencing will be made.
Engagement: The retreat will support active engagement throughout the weekend
as well as continuing this engagement after the retreat in the CSU community. Leadership
and involvement opportunities will be provided to the participants. Specifically the
opportunity to be a facilitator in future retreats.
Self Development: The development of a participant’s character, abilities, pride, and
recognizing self-value will be focuses of the retreat activities. A time of reflection at the end
of the retreat will also provide the participants with time to share their thoughts of the
The retreat is one weekend in late February at the YMCA in Estes Park. Throughout
the weekend, there will be a variety of activities such as games, culture, resources,
community, and what it means to be a leader.
There are approximately 25 participants each year who attend with approximately 4-6
student facilitators who lead the activities over the weekend.
The goal is to remain student centered, and is created by upper-class students (sophomore,
juniors, seniors) who have previously attended the retreat.
Have a good attitude
Have a desire to learn and share
To fully participate in the Somos Rams experience
To be inclusive and welcoming with one another; avoid clique behavior
To reach out to the participants who seem isolated
No Greek affiliation (letters, symbols)