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 workshops each semester (including our speaker series

- Attend the Fall Retreat (fall semester only)

- Attend the leadership conference (spring semester only)

- Complete papers and other assignments

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

If you have questions about the program contact us! Or visit us on Benny Link!

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