The Student Leadership Institute is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating learning program.  It is a seven day program designed for newly elected HBCU student leaders (Student Government, Class Officers, Greek Councils, Student Ambassadors, Programming Boards, Kings and Queens) who are committed to uplifting their organizations and their university.

The primary goal of the Institute is to prepare participants to develop resourceful solutions to problems they are likely to encounter as student leaders on their respective campuses.  Through the Institute, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the mission and need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Understand the role of student leaders on campuses.
  • Develop an appreciation for planning and organization in the development of students.
  • Serve as catalysts on their respective campuses for empowerment and change.
  • Develop skills necessary to work with other student organizations, faculty, administration, and fellow students to establish cooperation and positive attitudes as the foundation for success.
  • Encompass a solid understanding of leadership development, its principles and service in the Black community as related to the world and nation’s uplift and progress.
  • Develop a relationship with campus administration to cause collaborative solutions.
  • Experience collaborative learning and enjoyment while developing invaluable skills.

 What Will I Learn While Attend the Institute?
The Student Leadership Institute will accomplish these goals and objectives through case studies, role play, small group discussions and short lectures. The educational and learning opportunities are received when all participants are active and involved throughout the process.

 SLI Resource Book

  • Handbook for Student Leaders to use at home)
  • This Book will contain:
  • SLI Contact List
  • SLI Handouts from all Sessions
  • SLI Book List (Recommended Reading)
  • How To Run a Meeting
  • New Officer Transition
  • Creativity in Activities
  • Publicizing
  • Role and Description (Responsibility)
  • Planning a Retreat

 Leadership Topics

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • What is SGA
  • Fund Raisers and Grants
  • Stress Relievers
  • Icebreakers
  • Planning a Retreat
  • Budget Issues
  • Greek Life and My Role In Greek Life
  • Hazing vs. Membership Intake
  • The Perfect Campus Tour
  • How To Be The Best King and Queen
  • Community Service
  • Problem Solving
  • History and Traditions
  • Understanding the Nguzo Saba Principles
  • Student Rights!
  • Effective Communication
  • Defining Your Leadership Style
  • Motivation of Members

Special Events
There are several events planned to help you enjoy your leadership experience. Each evening, participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax utilizing recreational facilities on campus. The INSTITUTE offers swimming, basketball, weight lifting, tennis, volleyball, bowling, movies, billiards, board games for you to unwind after a day of workshops and discussions. Midnight snacks will be offered also!
In addition to the recreational activities, there will be opportunities for participants to visit the cultural sites in the local area including Ocean City, Maryland (Beach and Amusement Park).


  • Honda Allstar Challenge
  • Coffee House or Poetry Night
  • Hawaiian Luau with BBQ
  • Live Band Karaoke
  • Silent Auction
  • Ocean City, Maryland  (Beach and Amusement Park)