Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

What is a leader? Someone who accepts challenges, sets goals, takes action, empowers others. Buckeye Leadership Fellows (BLF) shapes great leaders. BLF is a leadership program for students powered by Ohio State Alumni & Community Leaders who are leaders themselves. BLF gets students out of the classroom and into real situations, tackling real life challenges for a real world edge. BLF leads the way, empowering students to improve themselves and the world through personal growth, teamwork, building connections, & learning from failures. Students discover how to lead because the world needs great leaders. Are you a leader? Get involved today!

What is BLF?


The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program builds, in partnership with alumni and community leaders, unique transformative experiences for undergraduate students so they can achieve a competitive advantage in their post-graduate pursuits and remain deeply connected to the university.

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During the required two-year commitment to BLF, students extend their reach beyond the classroom combining critical thinking with real world action. Ohio State alumni and community leaders lead the way by providing students with challenging experiences and real world opportunities.

Current second-year students at The Ohio State University-Columbus Campus who are interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to personal and professional development should apply to the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program. Please visit our application to learn more about requirements for involvement as a Fellow. 

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