Office of Student Life

Leadership and Community Engagement

Buckeye Leadership Fellows

The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program builds, in partnership with alumni and community leaders, unique transformative experiences for undergraduate students so they can achieve a competitive advantage in their post-graduate pursuits and remain deeply connected to the university. The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program offers transformative real-world experiences that challenge Fellows to develop character, strengthen confidence, build capacity and refine purpose.

The Values of BLF are

  • RELATIONSHIPS: investment in others to build community, share ideas, learn from others and create synergies - understanding that innovations occur through relationships and teams
  • CURIOSITY: about the people, ideas or contents of one’s surroundings that fuels one to ask critical questions, add their individual perspective and develop novel ideas
  • ENGAGEMENT: showing up, making contributions and maintaining energy in all one does
  • LEADERSHIP: working hard, making decisions, holding oneself and others accountable to commitments and delivering results in an ethical manner
  • DIVERSITY: of backgrounds, experiences, thoughts, academic disciplines, ideas and identities
  • INTENTIONALITY: discovering, living and refining one’s purpose through the pursuit of goals and meaningful involvements
  • FAILURE: willingness to try to learn from the experience, regardless of the outcome

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