Student Leadership Institute

The Alamo Colleges District Student Leadership Institute (SLI) develops and inspires students to become proactive, productive, and engaging leaders on campus, in the workplace, and in the community. 


We provide principle-centered leadership education and training for the following programs/target audience:

  • Student Leadership Program (College Students)
  • Student Leadership Training/Work Sessions (College Students)
  • Young Leaders Conference (High School Students)
  • Cafe con Leche (Community Parent Initiative)
  • College Student Leadership Summit (Texas Community College Students)
  • Level I Leadership Worksession


Developing students into proactive, productive and engaging leaders through:

  • Leadership training
  • Essential skills development
  • Experiental learning/Community service
  • Inspiring speaker series
  • Networking opportunities
How to Apply

In oder to begin to your leadership journey with the Alamo Colleges District Student Leadership Institute, applicants must meet the following critieria:

In oder to begin to your leadership journey with the Alamo Colleges District Student Leadership Institute, applicants must meet the following critieria:

  • Be enrolled in one of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District (min, 6 credit hours per semester)
  • Have completed or received a high school diploma/GED and not have completed a Bachelor's Degree
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an SLI application online

Packets will be reviewed by a Leadership Committee. 

Applicants will be notified of their status and committee decision via ACES email. 

Leadership Program

TIER I Program

The Leadership Course

During the fall and spring semesters, SLI scholars will enhance communication skills, presentation skills, and increase overall knowledge of what it takes to be a proactive leader. To develop these skills, SLI provides the Leadership Course.

Scholars will identify that life is a product of their values, not their feelings.  
  • Professional Communications course (3 credit hours)
    • Course section/ACES registration with scholar prior to first class day in August
    • Total number of credit hours in student schedule
  • Fall and Spring Semesters: Student Leadership Challenge I
    • This is a non-credit course
    • SLI will confirm course with scholar prior to first class day in January
    • Student selects course time and location

The Leadership Labs

 SLI provides scholars the opportunity to learn from their peers and establish a professional network with business and community leaders. To enhance the productive leader skill set and too set, SLI provides the Leadership Labs.

Scholars will identify that all things are created twice, first the mental image/picture, then the action.  
  • The Leadership Labs are one Saturday per month from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
  • Each lab welcomes guest speakers that provide an overview of the scheduled leadership lab topics.
  • Topics range from Employment Preparedness to Workplace Leadership to Giving Back To Your Community.

The Leadership Teams    

SLI provides scholars the opportunity to serve the college campus and community and assume responsibility of leading others to achieve a common goal. To strengthen skill sets and gain experience in project management, effective communication, and collaboration, SLI offers scholars participation in Leadership Teams.  

Scholars will discover that things that matter most, must never be at the mercy of the things which matter least.    
  • The Leadership Teams, led by TIER II scholars (2nd year of Leadership Program), will learn how to resolve conflicts, model the way, empower others, and achieve great results through building trust relationships.  
  • Annual project, the Young Leaders Conference
Student Benefits

Over 1,200 students have accepted and successfully completed the Student Leadership Challenge.

Will you accept the Leadership Challenge?

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Increase your "Circle of Influence"
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Obtain transcript recognition (Alamo Colleges Student Leadership Institute Graduate)
  • Learn, study, develop, and engage in leadership, communication, and organizational skills.


Leadership program topics include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Confidence & Risk-Taking
  • Diversity
  • Ethics & Values
  • Social Justice
  • Team Building
  • Goal-Setting
  • Impression Management
  • Leadership & Learning Styles
  • Social Change
  • Time Management
  • Workplace Leadership

Contact Us

Rodell Asher




2222 N. ALAMO ST.