Ohio Fellows

What is the Ohio Fellows?

The mission of the Ohio Fellows Leadership Development Program is to develop servant leaders by providing opportunities and an environment that fosters the development of leadership potential and skills among selected Sinclair Community College students.

The spirit of the program is to inculcate confidence, a strong sense of human values, and the integration and application of the servant-leadership concept.

The Guiding Principles are:

  • Everyone is a potential leader.
  • Leadership skills can be taught.
  • Servant leadership promotes a responsibility to give back to one's community.

Effective Leadership includes:

  • Strong management skills.
  • Protocol and etiquette skills.
  • Strong sense of ethics and human values.
  • An appreciation and understanding of diversity.

Requirements and Selection Process

Students interested in the program must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete an autobiography within the first four weeks.
  2. Complete a Growth Contract in the following eight weeks.
  3. After the completion of the Growth Contract, an internal mentor and an external mentor are identified. The student and mentors will meet on a regular basis.
  4. Attend and report on two cultural and/or civic events per semester.
  5. Attend bi-monthly meetings.
  6. Assume a leadership role on campus while in the program.
  7. Complete HUM 1195, "Patterns of Leadership" (3 credit hours); tuition and books for this courses is paid for by the the Ohio Fellows program.

Selection Process

  • Completion of a written application and letters of recommendation.
  • Successful interview with the Ohio Fellows Program Advisor.

A Special Benefit for Ohio Fellows members!
The annual cultural trip to Washington D.C.
Travel expenses paid for by the Ohio Fellows

Flexibility in your schedule is important in order to be able to devote time and energy to projects that the Ohio Fellows members undertake.

Learn more about the Ohio Fellows by contacting Tom Roberts at 937-512-2509, via e-mail at thomas.roberts@sinclair.edu, or stop by the Student and Community Engagement Office in Room 8-025 for more information.