Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Buckeye Greek Leadership Institute

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 (Spring 2022 or Fall 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.

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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

Spring 2023 Session Times

Section 1: Mondays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Start February 6th - End March 6th

Section 2: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Start February 7th - End March 7th

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

Start February 8th - End March 8th