A Tradition of Cultivating Leaders

Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL)

The Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) is Brevard College’s co-curricular residential learning program that embodies the College's motto, "Learn in Order to Serve" through service to help women gain confidence in their leadership abilities by providing opportunities through service learning programs on and off campus.


IWIL is an intentional learning community that fosters confident, inquisitive young women with a passion for local service through experiential leadership programs.

What you’ll experience in the IWIL Program

  • Strengthening Voice: You will gain skills in applying your voice to action through service opportunities, working through conflict, and increasing communication skills through in-class presentations.
  • Mentoring: You will develop skills to serve the community of Brevard, and develop your skills throughout a spring semester mentoring opportunity in the Brevard community.
  • Development of Skills: There is an emphasis on shared decision-making and group facilitation through the selection and development of a project.
  • Community Impact: You will implement your project with involvement from the local community. Once your presentation has taken place, you will reflect upon the process and leadership of the project.

We're here to help!

If you have questions about IWIL, please contact an Admissions Counselor below! You may also contact the Admissions Office at admissions@brevard.edu or call 828.641.0641.


a $1,000 per year scholarship if selected for the IWIL program


Leadership and communication skills


your voice