Center for Leadership Initiatives


The Center for Leadership Initiatives (CLI) encompasses Commoner Hall, as well as a wide range of discipline-oriented forums that are integral to a student’s critical thinking related to international relations and leadership studies. Students have the opportunity to be actively engaged in CLI forums and programs that include the following areas:

  • Commoner Hall is named in honor of The Great Commoner, William Jennings Bryan, and follows the University of Oxford collegiate system of a Hall preceding a College.  Commoner Forums, led by Dr. Ron Petitte, includes student-led assemblies where the burning social issues of the day are discussed from the Christian perspective.
  • Additional Forums