• Center for Leadership and Social Change. Learn. Serve. Transform.


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

We offer more than 30 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 leadership development, identity and cultural competence, service learning, and community change.


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Students can engage in service as volunteers as well as recruit others to service commitments as community leaders. The 2017 Community Ambassadors recruited more than 1,000 FSU students that provided 4,650 community service hours to Tallahassee non-profits.

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At the LeaderShape Institute students create personal leadership visions and define how they will promote positive social change in their lives and communities. Former participants have hailed the program as a life-altering leadership experience that anyone could learn from.

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The V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation & Recognition Ceremonies are intimate celebrations where graduates and their support systems celebrate and honor each other on their shared accomplishments, dedications, and continual support.

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Diversity & Inclusion 

The FSU community can participate in our initiatives or create one of their own. Social Change Peer Educators is a new student-generated program that has facilitated workshops on identity development, racial trauma, and leadership development to over 150 people.


Celebrate Black History Month, enhance your leadership skills at Leadership LOGIC or Leadershape, or discover a new opportunity in this week's roundup of Center, campus, and community events and opportunities.

Apply for LeaderShape, register for Leadership LOGIC, attend a Black History Month event, or explore a new interest in this week's roundup of center, campus and community opportunities.

How would the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s be different if Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had Galaxy Notes?

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal prompted Multicultural Leadership Summit attendees to consider how modern technology and social media may have changed the discourse of the past and what does technology mean for the present and future of our diverse communities?

Start the semester off with many volunteer opportunities, attend a professional development webinar, become a PeaceJam mentor, or explore a new interest in this week's roundup of center, campus and community opportunities.



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Sign up to serve with Engage TLH

Trips return for spring semester beginning Jan. 7.


Participate in LeaderShape

Apply by Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

ServScript Program

NEW INFO LINE: (850) 296-8123

Log hours by May 3 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.




The Center for Leadership & Social Change



"The center is an amazing place where you can not only learn about yourself, but you can learn about how you relate to other people. It definitely has changed the way I view leadership and the way I can affect other people."

-Jalicia Lewis, student leader


At the Center for Leadership & Social Change, we believe in the vast difference that can be made by the collective efforts of individuals. For decades, the center and its predecessors have transformed the lives of students, faculty and staff through leadership education, identity development and community engagement.

Your support is critical in sustaining and expanding this collaborative, continuous work to live and lead at the intersection of community, diversity and change. Programs such as Multicultural Leadership Summit, LeaderShape Institute, and Service Leadership Seminar rely on donations from those who support our vision.

Join us as we continue working to enable and empower each of us to embrace the value of difference and readily accept opportunities for lifelong learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.

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