The Bonner Leader Commitments and Student Development Model

The Five E's

Expectation: Students are selected, prepared and filled with expectation.

Exploration: Multiple service sites, immersion experiences, orientation.

Experience: Focus placement on a particular issue and/or organization.

Example: Project leader, recruiter.

Expertise: Integrate service passions and experience with academic pursuits.

The Commitments

Social Justice: Advocate for fairness, impartiality and equality while addressing systemic social and environmental issues.

Civic Engagement: Participate intentionally as a citizen in the democratic process, actively engaging in public policy and direct service.

Spiritual Exploration: Explore personal beliefs while respecting the spiritual practices of others.

Diversity: Respect the many different dimension of diversity in our public lives.

International Perspective: Develop international understanding that enables Bonner Leaders to participate successfully in a global society.

Community Building: Establish and sustain a vibrant community of place, personal relationships, and common interests.