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About Us

The Barger Leadership Institute (BLI) is a student-powered, faculty-guided community dedicated to developing leadership learning through engaged liberal arts education.  Future generations of Michigan leaders will face a complex, volatile, and ambiguous world where problems of global scope affect even the most local decisions and effective solutions require collaborations that span competing interests, sectors, and nations.  Making a difference will require versatile leadership skills, cosmopolitan sensibilities, innovative mindsets, and the ability to embrace, evaluate, and act in challenging new situations. The BLI helps prepare Michigan students to face these 21st century demands by uniting world class scholarship, passionate undergraduates, and dedicated alumni in diverse experiences that reach beyond the conventional classroom.

To learn more, read about our BLI Habits, history, and staff. To find out how you can become an integral part of this growing community, please email BLI Assistant Director, Mary Schlitt.

Barger Leadership Institute
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan
Weiser Hall, Suite 800
500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-8200
(734) 764-6554 (fax)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.