MISSION & CHARGE
The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) maintains and supports a diverse array of co-curricular programming, student organizations, community service initiatives, and leadership development opportunities. These essential campus resources, along with the advisement and support from CSLI staff, promote inclusive opportunities that foster personal and professional development, innovation, and global thinking. CSLI works to create a comprehensive college experience that emphasizes the importance of linking on-campus collaborative learning environments and social development with off-campus real-world connections, community engagement, and active citizenship. CSLI strives to develop and empower students as they meet Bryant’s mission to “discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.”
The CSLI team uses patient and thoughtful advisement, industry best practices, and organizational development to successfully manage and support the above-mentioned services and opportunities. Located on the 3rd floor of the Fisher Student Center, the CSLI team works to create an adaptive framework of transparent policies and procedures that allow students to explore and develop in a way that is sustainable and efficient while also remaining tailored to their individual needs or interests. Students who work with CSLI will be challenged in a way that balances their passion with critical thinking and a grounded set of systems that will help them move from concept into reality. Through the promotion of collaborative learning, inclusive practices, leadership development, and community engagement CSLI’s goal is facilitate opportunities for students to develop their many identities as individuals, team members, leaders, innovators, and professionals.
CSLI drives their work through 5 main pillars:
- Leadership Development
- Student Programming and Campus Wide Events
- Student Organizations
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Community Engagement– discover Fellowship opportunities here.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND ADVISEMENT
As a department that works closely with a large population of students, CSLI also serves as an adviser and guide for new and emerging ideas. Students can come to the CSLI to explore new ideas and initiatives that they are interested in pursuing at Bryant. A student who is interested in expanding their co-curricular portfolio or simply get more involved can work with both professional and student staff in CSLI to receive wrap around services that help them navigate the landscape of involvement on the Bryant Campus. Staff can help unpack their interests and connect them with recommended areas of involvement and long-term leadership goals.
CSLI also works closely with various stakeholders across the campus to manage and develop policies and procedures that allow student initiatives and opportunities to function and thrive. The full listing of policies and procedures that CSLI manages and expects Student Organizations to follow can be found in the CSLI Manual for Recognized Student Organizations, which is provided to all organization Presidents.