Ball State students are leaders both in and out of the classroom. From leadership organizations, seminars, and even opportunities to earn academic course credit, there are many opportunities to develop your leadership skills!

Excellence in Leadership

The Excellence in Leadership (EIL) program helps students discover their leadership identity and establish and define their leadership style. The program utilizes weekly workshops and experiential activities to help emerging leaders develop a strong leadership skill set! Students can earn up to 4 credit hours by participating in EIL!

Leadership Studies Minor

The leadership studies minor is designed for students who wish to incorporate their leadership experiences into an academic curriculum. Our interdisciplinary course offerings prepare students for leadership in any field. Our classes are dynamic and discussion oriented. In the spring semester, we offer a short-term spring break trip. In past years, we have gone to Dublin, Ireland and will be traveling to London, England in Spring 2018!

Speaker Series

Each year, the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series brings nationally recognized speakers to campus. These events are FREE and open to the public!


Annually, Excellence in Leadership offers the Hiatt-Wickham Scholarship to emerging student leaders who complete Phase 1 of the EIL program.