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Belmont Office of Leadership Development

BOLD Leadership Development for ALL

Leadership Defined

inline-for-all.jpgWe believe that leadership is a values-driven process of diverse individuals working together to boldly and ethically engage the world and make it better.

Every Belmont student can learn and practice leadership with or without a formal position. Leadership development is integrated into every Belmont student's experience and is accessible through the BELL Core, Honors and graduate programs. These experiences are centralized through a leadership framework, database and hub in the Division of Student Formation.

The Belmont Office of Leadership Development (BOLD) staff and faculty across campus are committed to preparing and empowering students with a toolbox of leadership skills and experiences through a seamless, integrated, high-impact leadership development presence in curricular and co-curricular spaces.

At Belmont, there is leadership development for all!


Our Mission & Vision


We exist to provide experiences that enhance student's capacity to lead and serve ethically.

BOLD Vision:

We envision a campus where every Belmont student's character is shaped and equipped to serve and lead well.

BOLD Values:

The BOLD values of service, experience and ethics (S.E.E.) are directly aligned with those of the institution.

Belmont Leadership Beliefs

  • Leadership is a process that every Belmont student can learn and practice.
  • Leadership development begins with self-awareness and leads to transformation.
  • Leadership development is experienced in and outside of the classroom.
  • Relationships are everything for Belmont leaders.
  • Understanding and demonstrating servant leadership is essential for all Belmont leaders.
  • We expect that Belmont leaders will have the ability to change the world.

Get Started

Learn more about how leadership directly integrates into every student's college experience.

Register for Leadership Experiences

Looking to get involved and take advantage of all the leadership opportunities we have available for students? Click below and find a way to serve the Belmont community and our neighbors while developing your leadership abilities.

BOLD Leadership Events