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Black Leadership Institute

Black Leadership Institute

Program Overview

The Black Leadership Institute (BLI) is an annual 1-day conference hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks. BLI provides an excellent opportunity to coalition build among the African American community at the UT Arlington. Selected BLI participants will be invited to a series of workshops designed to enhance leadership skills, educate on the African culture from a historical framework, and motivate students to be successful inside and outside the classroom.

Save the date

Next Black Leadership Institute is scheduled for Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Application period is now open!


Through participation in BLI, participants will have the opportunity to

  • Attend special activities designed to educate students on their African heritage
  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Bring students together strengthened their support network
  • Bolster self confidence
  • Motivate participants to be successful inside and outside the classroom
  • Develop mentorship relationships with African American faculty, staff and alumni


All currently enroled UT Arlington students are eligible to apply. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come-first serve basis.

Participant incentives!

All registered participants will receive an official commemorative BLI tee shirt plus be entered in a drawing for your chance to win one of these prizes! Winners will be announced at BLI.

* 3 lucky students will win a UTA sweatshirt

* 5 lucky students will win a UTA travel blanket

* 10 lucky students will win a Black History Month tee shirt


All currently enrolled UT Arlington students are eligible to apply. Space is limited and will be given on a first come-first serve basis. See registration link to the right. 

Registration Deadlines & Fees

Regular registration deadline: Monday, February 8th at 5 p.m. However, please note space is limited and subject to closing early if capacity is reached. 

New regular registration fee announced! Any student who registers by February 8th will have their registration fee waived, i.e. BLI is free for you!

Late registration (space permitting): Tues., February 9th - Fri., February 12th

Any students who register between Feb. 9 - 12 will be required to submit a non-refundable $5 registration fee by Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m.

Payment times for Late Registrants only:

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 - 5 pm. 

Ask for Stephen Santa-Ramirez or Leticia Martinez

Payment can be made by cash (preferred), check, or money order. Sorry! We are unable to accept debit or credit cards.


For questions regarding BLI please email 


Register now for the next BLI to be held on Saturday,Feb 20th,2016.

Deadline to register Monday, Feb 8th, 2016.

Apply for the Kiongozi Team!

Learn more to join BLI Kiongozi team 2016.