The Benedictine Leadership Institute

Today more than ever, the world needs leaders, problem solvers, and critical thinkers who lead with both their heart and their mind, and know what it means to make a difference in the lives of others. We all have the potential to serve the world and transform lives, organizations, and communities, and at Mount Marty University, we believe it is our responsibility to foster that service and leadership by providing both students and professionals a unique experience that can't be found anywhere else.


The Benedictine Leadership Institute (BLI) helps our students dive deeper into who they are and examine how they want to impact the world. Each year, as part of Mount Marty's course curriculum, BLI takes our freshman and sophomore students on a transformational trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota or the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

annual aquinas lecture with george weigel

George Weigel, prolific Catholic author and biographer of Pope John Paul II, was the featured speaker at the 4th Annual Aquinas Lecture. He shared about his new book, To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican Council II.


Hannah Steffen
Nursing Student

“BLI is this amazing organization that helps us look at ourselves as people and realize the purpose that we’re put on earth for.”