Cumberland University

Summer Leadership Institute


The single most important ingredient for positive change in Tennessee:


We enable high school Juniors to realize their full leadership potentials and recognize their responsibilities as community, youth, and organizational leaders to identify, address, and meet current and future challenges within the state of Tennessee.

Program Dates:

4 day / 3 night program

June 18 - 21, 2018

Fees:  $250
- Includes food, lodging, and books

Fee for returning student interns: $150
(must have already attended CUSLI in 2017)

- Includes food, lodging, and books

Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018

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Develop new relationships with other Tennessee High School Juniors

Define the fundamentals of leadership

Identify your style of leadership

Participate in a service learning experience

Explore ways to manage conflict

Become a responsible, ethical leader committed to active community involvement


Who should attend?

Any high school student entering their Junior  or Senior year in the 2018 – 2019 school year that is interested in developing their leadership skills over the summer on a University campus

Involvement, interest, and participation should be the main focus during the selection process

We have one session this summer, June 18 - 21, 2018 (the session starts at 3 PM on the first day and ends at 3 PM on final day, 125 total students for the session)

Cumberland University Summer Leadership Institute completion certificates will be made available to all graduates of the program 

Community service hours are available during this session

Student survey results from 2017:

  • 100% report they are a better leader because of CUSLI
  • 100% report that CUSLI deepened their commitment to their community
  • 100% report that as a result of CUSLI, they will positively impact their community
  • 100% report that they would recommend CUSLI to other high school students


Deadline for submissions
May 1, 2018. Questions? Email:

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