Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Emerging Leaders Institute

About ELI

The Recreational Sports Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is a ten week program that will prepare Rec Sport students with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin making impactful and positive change within the Department of Recreational Sports and the Ohio State community as collaborative and exemplary leaders.

The objectives of the program are to enhance each participant’s personal growth and development, group dynamics, and community engagement with the goal of making a global impact. Each leadership fellow will articulate their individual values and strengths. They will work cooperatively in diverse and multicultural team settings. They will also learn to understand the importance of social responsibility within one’s community. Leadership Fellows are responsible for a culminating legacy project that will impact and strengthen current partnerships within the Office of Student Life and Ohio State community.



Visit the ELI Blog: Emerging Leaders

Watch the Promo Video: ELI: In Our Words 


For more information about ELI, please contact Tim Bryson, GAA for Student Development and Leadership at