Leadership Development

Our Foundations of Leadership


  • Is not reliant on a position, role, or title.
  • Is impacted by your identities and your awareness of them.
  • Is a relationship-driven, service-oriented, and collaborative process.
  • Is situational—sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.

Bellarmine Leadership Institute

Through BLI students will be able to:

  • articulate their leadership identity using the LID model.
  • critically reflect and make meaning of their Bellarmine experience.
  • expand their leadership competencies, skills, and concepts through eight diverse experiences.
Women in leadership

Women in Leadership initiatives

  • The annual Women in Leadership Retreat—hosted in the fall semester by a committee of student leaders—is an off-campus, overnight experience full of interactive activities designed to train students in leadership theory, provide framework for students to navigate their intersecting identities, and strengthen community bonds among women on campus in an inclusive environment.
  • The annual Women in Leadership Banquet—held in the spring semester—gathers woman-identifying students, faculty, staff, and alumnae from the Bellarmine Community to provide networking opportunities and celebrate the accomplishments of our women leaders.
  • We are thankful for our partnership with the Bellarmine Women's Council, who sponsors a $100 scholarship for each of our Women in Leadership Awards student recipients annually.


Student Activities