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Application and Admission

Vitito Fellows are selected from among outstanding undergraduate students pursuing majors in the College of Business and Management at SVSU (or in exceptional cases students that have declared a Business minor). To be eligible, the students must be sophomores who have completed at least 45 credits at the time of application to the program, including some core business courses. Candidates must commit to three consecutive semesters of course work, co-curricular activities, and global travel experience in order to be admitted. All candidates must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to community service/ involvement. Applications must be accompanied by an essay explaining the applicant’s personal and professional goals, as well as his or her performance and potential as a leader.

Vitito Fellows are interviewed by a Selection Committee chaired by the Dean of the College of Business and Management. This committee will make recommendations to the University President. Final selection of Vitito Fellows will be made by the SVSU Foundation Board, upon recommendation of the University President.

The Program Oversight Committee is responsible for selecting members of the Selection Committee. Members of the Program Oversight Committee may also serve on the Selection Committee.

Vitito Fellows are selected on the basis of academic ability, character, leadership experience or potential for leadership (in a University or non-University setting), and demonstrated concern for and willingness to give back to the community. The following are required for application:

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.8.
  2. An application essay.
  3. An interview by the Selection Committee

Vitito Fellows will be selected in the Fall semester prior to the start of the program.

Application Procedure

Applications for the 2018 Vitito Class will open Monday, September 18 at 8:30 a.m.

Applications must be submitted online here. Login using your SVSU username and password and search for "Vitito Global Leadership Institute (Vitito Fellows)".