BLP is structured in two phases. Phase I is designed for
students who are beginning their leadership journey at Saint
Martin’s, while Phase II is designed for upper-class student
leaders seeking to further develop or retain their leadership
roles on campus. All BLP students, regardless of phase,
participate in the Annual Community Leadership Summit.
Students participating in BLP Phase I must
complete a six-component curriculum facilitated by staff and
faculty throughout the campus community.
Students are required to take
three foundational sessions in faith, reason and
service – three of Saint Martin’s core themes.
Approximately 90 minutes in length, each session
focuses on one value that is related to topic
and practice of leadership.
Once these foundational
sessions are completed, students take two
elective sessions, generally 60 to 90 minutes
each in length. Sessions focus on developing
one’s leadership philosophy and building
All BLP participants must
attend the Annual Community Leadership Summit, a
day-long conference open to any Saint Martin’s
student who wants to learn more about
Although any student can participate in BLP workshops and
trainings, all students seeking leadership positions on campus
must complete the first phase. Students will be hired or
selected for official leadership positions for the next academic
year upon successful completion.
These positions include: Associated Students of Saint
Martin’s University (ASSMU), Campus Life PROS, Orientation
Leaders, Club Presidents, Resident Advisor, Conference
Assistants, Residence Housing Council, Campus Ministry Student
Leaders, AHANA Orientation Mentors, Summer Bridge, First-Year
Seminar, Career Center, and Counseling Center Mentors, and
Student Security Officers.
Designed specifically for students who have completed BLP
Phase I or who want to continue in their leadership roles on
campus, BLP Phase II strengthens students’ leadership skills,
enhances their critical reflection and engages them in
- BLP Phase II begins with the Annual
Community Leadership Summit in February and
continues each Thursday, beginning in March and
culminating in April.
- Students participate in five weekly
leadership workshops guided by the leadership
philosophies of servant-leadership and social
justice leadership. Through selected readings
and activities, participating students grasp the
basic tenets of these philosophical approaches
and develop the critical lens to analyze and
engage social problems.
- Once completed, participating students
design and implement a service-learning project