Ryan Leadership Institute - Application to Join

Membership in the Salesian Leadership Institute is by invitation only and is ordinarily limited to 15 students each year.


♦  The Faculty/Staff Review Committee of the Salesian Center' for Faith & Culture nominates prospective members

♦  The Oblate members of the SLI Staff evaluate the students' academic achievement (minimum 2.75 GPA required ) and involvement in student activities and generates a list of students to invite.

♦  The Director of the Salesian Center extends the invitation to apply for membership in the institute and conducts interviews with the applicants. 


To be selected for membership, students must commit to:

  • ♦  Attending two (2) weekend retreats and all ten (10) meetings throughout their Junior year at DSU
  • ♦  Participating actively in all activities of the Institute
  • ♦  Attending six (6) leadership workshops throughout their Senior year at DSU
  • ♦  Serving in a leadership capacity in a recognized student club, team, or organization during the student's Senior year at DSU
  • ♦  Engaging in follow-up evaluations at the end of each year of the institute and following graduation from DSU


  • February

    consultations for nominations

    February 20, 2014

    Oblate steering committee selects students to be invited
    Director of the Salesian Center extends invitations by email

    February 28, 2014

    final date for student applications to be submitted

    March 10-13, 2014

    applicants are interviewed by the Director of the Salesian Center

    March 14, 2014

    participants are selected

    March 21, 2014

    invitations are extended to select faculty/staff

    April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

    orientation session for all new participants


► RLI overview

► RLI application form

► RLI expectations form