About Us

Excellence in Leadership is a developmental emerging leaders program which challenges students to analyze their leadership identity, examine multiple leadership styles, and work effectively in groups while actively engaging the Ball State and Muncie communities.

The program lasts four semesters and is divided into two phases. While students are encouraged to participate in all four semesters, it is not required. You can participate in EIL for course credit or as an extracurricular activity. Credits are awarded one per semester, for a total of four elective credits throughout the two-year program.


- Attend 7 activities per semester (activities include workshops and speakers)

- Attend the Fall Retreat at Escape to Reality in Upland, Indiana

- Attend the All Campus Leadership Conference (spring semester only)

- Complete papers and other assignments (if taking the program for credit)

The majority of our events are on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Student Center.

If you have questions about the program contact us! Or check out the testimonials from past program participants.

Upcoming events:

Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. join us in the Student Center Cardinal Hall for an Interest Session! We will have free food, Ball State giveaways and will be giving away an iPod.

Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m. join us in the Student Center Cardinal Hall for the first workshop of EIL Phase 1, What is Leadership?

Register NOW for EIL by emailing us at EIL@bsu.edu or go here to RSVP for the Interest Session.