BNRC Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

Young Black men in suits and ties listening to speaker

The Bell Resource Center's Leadership Institute prepares students for campus and community leadership that will positively impact the quality of life for African American males.

The Leadership Institute aims to foster cohesiveness, self-awareness, and service to the community, while providing access to quality faculty (Ohio State faculty/staff and community professionals) who will facilitate the individual leadership modules.

By identifying and assessing the leadership capabilities of undergraduate students, utilizing the principles from best practices and exposing students to a variety of leadership modules, the Leadership Institute will effectively prepare students for leadership.


  • Apply institute curriculum to situations that require leadership and service

  • Learn about African American men's impact on history

  • Comprehend the necessity of integrity/credibility regarding leadership

  • Assess and understand the impact of behavioral styles on leadership

  • Improve oral and written communication skills

  • Exposure to service opportunities

Membership in the institution is by invitation and application only.

For further information on the Leadership Institute please contact Dan Thomas at