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Leadership Training

You may not be a born leader, but anyone can develop leadership skills.

Programs sponsored by Student Life can help you discover your leadership style while making friends and building your resume. Many programs also offer field trips and bring in special speakers.


Student Leadership Institute

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a leadership development program open to all Brookhaven College students. It offers a diverse itinerary of leadership training sessions, seminars, conferences and events. Students will learn ethical principles that allow for their personal, professional and academic growth.

To participate in the Student Leadership Institute, you must be in good academic/judicial standing, a part- or full-time student and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

SLI can provide you with an opportunity to:

  • develop your leadership skills;
  • discover your personal leadership style;
  • meet students and network with your peers;
  • add experience to your resume and portfolio;
  • reflect on your values and promote self-growth;
  • improve your credentials for scholarship opportunities;
  • meet one-on-one with college, community and national leaders;
  • succeed academically (students who get involved in campus life are less likely to drop out of school) and
  • celebrate you accomplishments!


Junior SLI meetings are held every Thursday at 3 p.m. and Senior SLI meetings are at 4 p.m. in Bldg. S, Room S064 (next to the Career Development Center). Junior SLI will also be offered on Fridays at noon to accommodate our Early College High School students, and those unable to attend earlier sessions. 

Continuing Education Credit

Participation in the Student Leadership Institute will count as a three hour Continuing Education course in the fall and spring semester of each year. You must complete the requirements of the course during the semester to earn your CE hours. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Life in Bldg. S, Room S201. You can also earn leadership extra credit by participating in the Student Ambassadors Program, Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa or by assisting with a campus-wide event sponsored by the Office of Student Life or the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Written documentation will be required.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is to train, support and produce student leaders by teaching the necessary skills and concepts to be successful in a college setting. SLI's mission is consistent with the mission of Brookhaven College to ensure student success and provide students with a broad range of learning opportunities and experiences. We pursue this missions to prepare student leaders to be effective and productive on campus and in the community in an increasingly diverse and complex society.

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Brookhaven College Student Ambassadors Program

The Brookhaven College Student Ambassadors Program enlists volunteer support from outstanding students at Brookhaven College to reach out to prospective students and the community.

  • special campus events
  • outreach to high schools
  • campus tours
  • new student orientations
  • registration
  • community activities

As an ambassador you will have the opportunity to:

  • acquire public relations experience,
  • meet community leaders,
  • develop a professional network,
  • enjoy personal enrichment,
  • participate in new learning opportunities,
  • enhance your resume,
  • serve your college and your community,
  • interact with people,
  • increase your self-esteem and confidence, and
  • make new friends.

For additional information, contact the Student Life Office in the Student Services Center, Building S, Room S201: bhcStudentLife@dcccd.edu or 972-860-4115.