Student Leadership Institute (SLI)

A premiere leadership event designed to inspire young minds,

expand your influence, and pave the way for greatness.

MAY 30 - JUNE 4, 2018

Registration and information is listed below. Don’t miss out on this year’s premiere conference


Savannah State University Savannah, Georgia


Opportunities for recreational activities each evening


The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating learning program.

It is a six day program designed for newly elected HBCU student leaders (Student Government, Class Officers,

Greek Councils, Student Ambassadors, Programming Boards, Kings and Queens) who are committed to uplifting their

organizations and their university.


Through the Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the mission and need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Understand the role of student leaders on campuses.
  • Develop an appreciation for planning and organization in the development of students.
  • Serve as catalysts on their respective campuses for empowerment and change.
  • Develop skills necessary to work with other student organizations, faculty, administration, and fellow students to establish cooperation and positive attitudes as the foundation for success.
  • Encompass a solid understanding of leadership development, its principles and service in the Black community as related to the world and nation’s uplift and progress.
  • Develop a relationship with campus administration to enhance collaborative solutions.
  • Experience collaborative learning and enjoyment while developing invaluable skills.


Leadership Topics

Conflict Resolution

Roles and Responsibilities

What is SGA?

Fund Raisers and Grants

Stress Relievers


Planning a Retreat

Budget Issues

Greek Life and My Role

Hazing vs. Membership Intake

The Perfect Campus Tour

To Be The King and Queen

Community Service

Problem Solving

History and Traditions

Understanding the Nguzo

Saba Principles

Student Rights!

Effective Communication

Defining Your Leadership Style

Motivation of Members


Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by Friday, April 27, 2018.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Monday, June 4, 2018

Schedule is subject to change

Registration and Check-in

Advisor Meeting and School Registration

Welcome and Greetings

Morning Institute Meeting A

Concurrent Session I

Concurrent Session II

Concurrent Session III

Guest Speaker Presentation

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting B

Concurrent Session IV

Concurrent Session V

Women’s Tea Session (Light Lunch in session)

Men’s Smoker Session (Light Lunch in session)

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting C

Community Service (7 Groups)- Presentation Setups

Problem Solving (7 Groups) Presentation Setups

School Pictures

Dinner (Café Carnival Night)

Morning Institute Meeting D

Worship Service – Farewell Inspirational Guest Speaker

“All White” Semi Formal Leadership Awards Brunch

Official Pinning and Closing Institute Social

Change for the beach

Travel to Tybee Beach– Savannah, GA

The Close of NASAP 2018



There are several events planned to help you enjoy your leadership experience. Each evening, participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax utilizing recreational facilities on campus. The INSTITUTE offers swimming, basketball, weight lifting, tennis, volleyball, skate park, movies, billiards, and board games for you to unwind after a day of workshops and discussions. Midnight snacks will be offered also!

In addition to the recreational activities, there will be opportunities for participants to visit the cultural sites in the local area including River Street (Waterfront), Historical Savannah, and Tybee Island Beach.


Dress for the INSTITUTE is Business Casual with times of Business Professional and School Pride Clothing. You will be walking from session to session and comfortable clothing and shoes are encouraged. You will need at least three (3) Business outfits for the educational Sessions and (1) “All White” Student Leadership Awards Brunch Outfit.


On campus accommodations will be provided in Tiger Court Residential Hall. It is one of the newest housing facilities, built in 2012, offering air conditioned rooms, internet and security. All campus facilities are non-smoking. Single rooms will be available to Advisors only! All meals are included in the cost of the Institute. (except Sunday Beach Excursion– Meal will be on your own.)


Savannah /Hilton Head International Airport

Shuttle service between the Airport and the Savannah Campus will be available on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 between the hours of 12 pm and 6 pm. Please call (912) 358-3117 for campus shuttle details.


If you are arriving at Jacksonville (FL) International Airport, 2 hours away from SSU, please contact Super Shuttle Transportation:

Super Shuttle- (904) 765-9999

Charleston (SC) International Airport (CHS), Charleston, SC

CHS to SSU: approx. 109 miles, 2 hours

Rental Cars:

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) Savannah, GA

If you are arriving at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, you should consider renting a car or van for transport. There are eight (8) auto rental agencies located at the SAV airport.

Avis Budget, Dollar Enterprise, Hertz National, Alamo Thrifty


Savannah State University is located in close proximity to Tybee Beach, Georgia and 45 minutes away from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The weather in May is at a range of high 80’s in the day and 70’s at night. A light jacket is appropriate at all times. Be-cause we are located by a large body of water, an umbrella is a must during this time of year.


Mr. Desmond Stowe – Savannah State University

Office of Student Life– 246, 3219 College Street, Savannah State, GA 31404

P: (912) 358-3117 | F: (912) 358-3159 | E:

Mr. James Lunnermon, II – University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Office of Alumni Affairs, 30665 Student Services Center Lane, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853

P: (410) 651-7606 | Cell: (410) 726-4889 | E:

2017 National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP)