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.

If you're interested in registering for EIL, email us at EIL@bsu.edu