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Phase 1: Members

Once students have joined the program they enter the first phase of work with the BLI and become members of our campus-wide community. Opportunities for Institute members include:

Leadership Lab, ALA 170: In this 1-credit class, students work in small teams, receiving guidance from BLI staff and peer facilitators, as they work through idea generation and implementation on a project they’re passionate about. Once students complete the course, they become Leadership Fellows, unlocking additional opportunities. Leadership Lab begins mid-semester, Fall and Winter semesters

Community and Social EventsEvents include a range of activities facilitated by BLI student-staff to engage members of the BLI community. Lunch & Learn’s every other Wednesday offer free lunch and a variety of activities which include workshops, speakers, and conversations between current members, fellows, staff, and those interested in joining our community. We also host volunteer opportunities and community outings.

Membership Newsletter: Your one-stop-shop for all things BLI! As a member, you will receive a weekly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date with the news, opportunities, and activities of the Institute. Other features include campus-wide leadership events listings and space for members to share out relevant updates and campus opportunities they are involved with.

Once BLI members complete the Leadership Lab course, they become a Leadership Fellows, unlocking additional opportunities.