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The Center for Leadership & Social Change / Programs

Programs

With more than 40 programs, the Center provide opportunities for students to learn, serve and transform through programs focusing on the following elements:

Diversity–Respect Yourself and Others

Leadership–Create Positive, Sustainable Change

Service–Engage in Your Community

Click on the program title to learn how you can get involved. For more information on the Center and its programs, email us at thecenter@fsu.edu.

For a comprehensive list of the Center's Partnered Student Organizations, click here.

Diversity

CommUNITY Dialogue Series
Twice a semester, the Center will offer a speaker series that aims to identify key faculty, staff and community members to join FSU students in a discussion surrounding identity and current events. Much like a brown bag series, a topic will be stated at the start of the lunch time conversation and will develop along with the group in attendance and the faculty, staff or community member guest’s comments. Format will range from discussion to film viewings! Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service in small groups, throughout the semester. There are projects to sign up for almost daily, that address a variety of community need areas. Transportation is provided for all projects. Most of the projects are exploratory in nature, so no long term commitment or in-depth training is required.

Leadership Through Intergroup Dialogue
Through this course, students will explore different aspects of their identities in reference to power and privilege. Students will learn how to respectfully engage in dialogue with others who are different from them, allowing an opportunity to talk frankly about identity (sexuality, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability, and more). This course is designed to incorporate critical readings, dialogic skills, deep questioning and reflection and activities that will teach students how to apply what they’ve learned to their daily lives and the process of leadership.

Multicultural Leadership Summit 
This event focuses on a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice. The goal is to educate students on diversity and multiculturalism and empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

Moellership Program
Named for its founder Bill MoellerThe Moellership Program provides selected students at Florida State the opportunity to focus 8 – 12 weeks of their summer on full-time service at a nonprofit agency. 

PeaceJam Southeast 
PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize winners. Through PeaceJam, FSU students mentor K-12 youth, introducing the PeaceJam curriculum in local schools and developing service initiatives. They serve as facilitators for PeaceJam’s major events, including the annual PeaceJam Conference, hosted by a Nobel Peace Laureate. FSU “PeaceJammers” learn leadership skills through internships and work-study positions or the PeaceJam Student Leadership Council and its committees.

Social Justice Ally Training
The mission of the Social Justice Ally Training program is to educate members of the Florida State community about issues related to social justice in order to develop allies who will promote an equitable and inclusive environment and serve as social change agents in a diverse and global society.

Social Justice Living-Learning Community
This living learning community is located in Wildwood Hall and seeks to bring together socially responsible freshmen to learn more about social justice issues in the context of their university requirements and individual majors.

With Words
This museum-style exhibit through the Center for Leadership & Social Change aims to educate members of the Florida State University and Tallahassee community while connecting them to resources that deal directly with domestic and global social justice issues. Using quality research and multisensory experiences, we seek to inspire compassion for these issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change.

Women's Leadership Institute
In collaboration with Women4FSU, this two-day leadership development program seeks to engage women to enhance their gender and leader identity and capacity. Participants will be challenged to accept responsibility to lead their peers in positive change.

 

Leadership

Community Ambassadors Program
Community Ambassadors act as liaisons between a non-profit agency and Florida State University. Ambassadors are students who strive to create real change by acting as both a representative for their fellow students in the community as well as a representative for their agency at Florida State University.

Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service in small groups, throughout the semester. There are projects to sign up for almost daily, that address a variety of community need areas. Transportation is provided for all projects. Most of the projects are exploratory in nature, so no long term commitment or in-depth training is required.

Florida State Alternative Breaks
Florida State Alternative Breaks facilitates service immersion experiences during spring break and on weekends. Students serve with a diverse community, learn about social issues, and develop as leaders and active citizens.

LeaderShape®
The LeaderShape Institute is a nationally recognized six-day program that seeks to energize, inspire, develop, and support students who have a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity.

Leadership LOGIC Program
In collaboration with the Campus Recreation, this two-day overnight leadership development program is for all students and takes place at The Rez. Designed to integrate leadership education, training, development, and engagement in an open, dynamic and challenging learning environment.

Leadership Through Intergroup Dialogue
Through this course, students will explore different aspects of their identities in reference to power and privilege. Students will learn how to respectfully engage in dialogue with others who are different from them, allowing an opportunity to talk frankly about identity (sexuality, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability, and more). This course is designed to incorporate critical readings, dialogic skills, deep questioning and reflection and activities that will teach students how to apply what they’ve learned to their daily lives and the process of leadership.

Multicultural Leadership Summit 
This event focuses on a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice. The goal is to educate students on diversity and multiculturalism and empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

PeaceJam Southeast 
PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize winners. Through PeaceJam, FSU students mentor K-12 youth, introducing the PeaceJam curriculum in local schools and developing service initiatives. They serve as facilitators for PeaceJam’s major events, including the annual PeaceJam Conference, hosted by a Nobel Peace Laureate. FSU “PeaceJammers” learn leadership skills through internships and work-study positions or the PeaceJam Student Leadership Council and its committees.

Service Leadership Seminar
This four and a half-day, free seminar for incoming freshmen introduces our newest Seminoles to Florida State University's commitment to community service and responsible leadership. 

Social Justice Living-Learning Community
This living learning community is located in Wildwood Hall and seeks to bring together socially responsible freshmen to learn more about social justice issues in the context of their university requirements and individual majors.

TEDxFSU
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFSU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFSU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Women's Leadership Institute
In collaboration with Women4FSU, this two-day leadership development program seeks to engage women to enhance their gender and leader identity and capacity. Participants will be challenged to accept responsibility to lead their peers in positive change.

 

Service

Community Ambassadors Program
Community Ambassadors act as liaisons between a non-profit agency and Florida State University. Ambassadors are students who strive to create real change by acting as both a representative for their fellow students in the community as well as a representative for their agency at Florida State University.

Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service in small groups, throughout the semester. There are projects to sign up for almost daily, that address a variety of community need areas. Transportation is provided for all projects. Most of the projects are exploratory in nature, so no long term commitment or in-depth training is required.

Florida State Alternative Breaks
Florida State Alternative Breaks facilitates service immersion experiences during spring break and on weekends. Students serve with a diverse community, learn about social issues, and develop as leaders and active citizens.

Moellership Program
Named for its founder Bill MoellerThe Moellership Program provides selected students at Florida State the opportunity to focus 8 – 12 weeks of their summer on full-time service at a nonprofit agency.

Nonprofit Internship Program
The Nonprofit Internship Program invites Florida State students to earn up to 12 academic elective credits serving a non-profit initiative in the Big Bend area. 

PeaceJam Southeast 
PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize winners. Through PeaceJam, FSU students mentor K-12 youth, introducing the PeaceJam curriculum in local schools and developing service initiatives. They serve as facilitators for PeaceJam’s major events, including the annual PeaceJam Conference, hosted by a Nobel Peace Laureate. FSU “PeaceJammers” learn leadership skills through internships and work-study positions or the PeaceJam Student Leadership Council and its committees.

Service Leadership Seminar
This four and a half-day, free seminar for incoming freshmen introduces our newest Seminoles to Florida State University's commitment to community service and responsible leadership.

Service Learning
Service-learning is experiential education that combines classroom instruction with organized service to the community, emphasizing civic engagement, reflection, and application of learning. The Service-Learning Program supports the integration of community service into the academic curriculum by working with faculty to foster partnerships with community-based agencies.

Service Scholars
The Service Scholar Program is designed to promote civic responsibility as an integral part of a liberal arts education at Florida State University and to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and leadership. Admission to the program is reserved for first-year students who have demonstrated excellence in service and leadership in planning and promoting community involvement among their peers.

With Words
This museum-style exhibit through the Center for Leadership & Social Change aims to educate members of the Florida State University and Tallahassee community while connecting them to resources that deal directly with domestic and global social justice issues. Using quality research and multisensory experiences, we seek to inspire compassion for these issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change.

Youth Programs
Youth Programs trains Florida State students, faculty, and staff to work with elementary, middle, and high school students in the areas of reading, math, and science.

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