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Student Voices

The Barger Leadership Institute is proud to support various types of innovative and developmental leadership experiences for undergraduates at the University of Michigan. We invite you to explore this blog, where our students share experiences in their own words.

About

Welcome to the Barger Leadership Institute! The Barger Leadership Institute (BLI) is a student-powered, faculty-guided community dedicated to developing leadership learning through engaged liberal arts education.  Future generations of Michigan leaders will face a complex, volatile, and ambiguous world where…..

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Funding

The Institute provides resources to our BLI students through a variety of scholarships, awards, and grants.  The Institute’s opportunities reinforce our beliefs in student initiative, the importance of learning from real-world experience, the vital role of reflection, teamwork, and collaboration,…..

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Leadership Phases

The Barger Leadership Institute (BLI) is dedicated to leadership learning through flexible programming that builds on your liberal arts education. Our program structure allows members to create their own pathway through the institute’s various opportunities and activities. Students may enter…..

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Latest Blog

Sacred Time Project 2020

BLI | May 13, 2020

By Razeen Karim Event Summary and Goals Overall, I believe that the event went somewhat smoothly in terms of logistics, but completed the described goals listed in our original project proposal. First, we wished to promote a diverse space, with…..

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The Lookout Project

BLI | May 13, 2020

By Lina Jeffery According to the Bureau of Justice, between 2007 and 2009, about two-thirds of incarcerated persons in the US had substance use disorders (SUD), and this trend is increasing yearly. Returning citizens released in the last two weeks…..

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A Summer in India

BLI | April 16, 2020

During my time in India, I worked with a nonprofit called MANN, which was a workforce training center for disabled adults. I was able to work directly with the CEO and COO on-site and implement a ground-up marketing strategy. It…..

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April 9, 2020 | Vol. 2

BLI | April 14, 2020

What does it mean to be healthy? Balanced Diet Education is a BLI ALA 175 Leadership Lab Team — Their goal is to improve education surrounding perceptions of health in the Michigan community by providing accurate and easily accessible information…..

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April 9, 2020 | Vol. 1

BLI | April 14, 2020

What does it mean to be healthy? Balanced Diet Education is a BLI ALA 175 Leadership Lab Team — Their goal is to improve education surrounding perceptions of health in the Michigan community by providing accurate and easily accessible information…..

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University of Michigan Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program

BLI | April 9, 2020

The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is a student-run organization founded in 2008 at Harvard and has since spread to over twenty universities, including the University of Michigan. Our chapter’s main goals are the professional development of student…..

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Thanking Our Cultures: Multicultural Sororities Unite for Cultural Potluck

BLI | April 9, 2020

Our multicultural sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., hosted a multicultural potluck on November 22nd, bringing together several of the other sororities in the Multicultural Greek Council and combining several different cultural foods and traditions.  Combined, we shared over…..

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Chai & Chobi: Iraqi Culture Night

BLI | April 9, 2020

The Iraqi Student Association aims to promote and raise awareness of Iraqi, Mesopotamian, and Middle Eastern culture. The association is open to everyone, as the goal of ISA is to add to the diversity on campus. We strive to unite…..

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Dinner Table Conversations

BLI | April 9, 2020

Dinner Table Conversations is a group dedicated to increasing awareness about how individuals can improve environmental sustainability. They emphasize not only how people can help the environment themselves and decrease their own carbon footprint, but also provoke thought as to…..

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Alpha Chi Sigma – Ronald McDonald House Ann Arbor

BLI | April 8, 2020

Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional co-ed chemistry fraternity on campus that is passionate about volunteering and providing service within the Ann Arbor community. Specifically, Ronald McDonald House is one of the larger organizations that our group looks forward to…..

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