Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Leadership Development

Buckeye Greek Leadership Institute (BGLI) 

Program Overview

Offered each semester, the Buckeye Greek Leadership Institute (BGLI) is one of the oldest leadership programs for new initiates of fraternities and sororities at The Ohio State University. BGLI  is a five-week leadership program consisting of five group discussions as participants build critical problem-solving and leadership skills. The program introduces new members of the sorority and fraternity the basic concepts of values-driven leadership while teaching problem-solving strategies to create positive change in their community. The program was developed by the Sorority and Fraternity Life Chapter Services staff. The program is facilitated by Fraternity & Sorority Life staff members and a peer student leader. 

Who Can Participate?

BGLI is intended for members who joined their organization in the last two semesters (Autumn 2021 or Spring 2022). For groups that have not recruited in the last two semesters, anyone from your most recent line/new member class can apply. This is not for folks who are currently in New Member Education. 

How Long is BGLI?

Participants will meet one day a week for 1.5 hours and have about 15-30 minutes of pre-work to be done before each session over the course of five weeks. There are two sections, please select which ones you are available for in this form

Application link

go.osu.edu/BGLI2022

Autumn 2022 Session Times

​​​​Section 1: Mondays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Start October 10th- End November 7th

Section 2: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Start October 11th- End November 8th

Section 3: Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Start October 12th- End November 9th

Harm Reduction Institute (HRI)

The Harm Reduction Institute (HRI) is a 90-minute institute for chapter leaders that will go over the basic concepts of harm reduction in SFL and help chapters set goals for the AU22 semester. Chapters will be able to start the RM&HR plan with SFL staff in this space

Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Association:

RSVP Here by August 22

Sunday, August 28th, 2022, Senate Chambers, 2nd Floor, Ohio Union

  1. Session One 10am-11:30am
  2. Session Two 12:00pm-1:30pm

Multicultural Greek Council:

RSVP Here by August 22

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, 7:00 pm, Houston House 1874 (Houston 200) 

National Pan-Hellenic Council: 

HRI for NPHC organization members will be hosted during the NPHC Retreat on Saturday, August 20th

Social Event Management Training (SEM) 

Chapters cannot hold social events until they attend this training. 

You will learn about policies and procedures when hosting events. Attendance is mandatory for 10% of your chapter membership, including President, Social Chair, Risk Manager, Standards/Judicial Chair, and New Member Educators. Session information, including RSVP forms, is listed below by council.

Interfraternity Council:

RSVP Here

Sunday, August 21st: Cartoon Room, 3rd Floor of the Ohio Union.

  1. Session One - 5-6 pm
  2. Session Two - 6:15-7:15 pm
  3. Session Three - 7:30-8:30 pm
  4. Session Four - 8:45-9:45pm

Multicultural Greek Council:

Training for MCGC organization members will be hosted on Wednesday, August 24th at 7 pm. Houston House 1874 (Houston 200)

National Pan-Hellenic Greek Council:

Training for NPHC organization members will be hosted during the NPHC Retreat on Saturday, August 20th.

Panhellenic Association:

RSVP Here

Sunday, August 21st: Cartoon Room, 3rd Floor of the Ohio Union.

  1. Session One - 5-6 pm
  2. Session Two - 6:15-7:15 pm
  3. Session Three - 7:30-8:30 pm
  4. Session Four - 8:45-9:45pm