About Us

The Center for Leadership & Social Change transforms lives through leadership education, identity development and community engagement. We encourage students to learn, serve and transform through programming that encompasses leadership, diversity and service.

We offer more than 40 programs for students, faculty and staff intended to foster opportunities and vision to create positive, sustainable change in their communities and the broader world. Opportunities range from one-time service at local nonprofits to the 18-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. We offer training for students and staff on such topics as leader and leadership development, identity and cultural competence, service learning, and community change.

The center works with more than 30 partnered student organizations whose missions align with our work, whether that is through community service, identity and diversity, or a focus on human rights and social justice concerns.

Our ultimate goal is to develop responsible citizens and effective leaders who are aware of their own values and multiple identities, understand the value of difference, and readily seek to accept opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.