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

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael's devastating impact on the Florida Panhandle, including Florida State University's Panama City campus, we know the path to recovery will be long and varied in our neighboring communities.

To help on the long road ahead, we have put together resources for those affected and members of the FSU community who want to assistant in these efforts.


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.


Apply for a summer of service with the Moellership Program, register for the fall V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation ceremony, apply for the Martin Luther King Book Stipend, or discover something new in this week's roundup of center, campus and community opportunities.

Weekends go by too quickly, and a Women's Leadership Institute weekend filled with empowering talks, workshops, and women leaders is no exception. Forty-nine undergraduate women spent Nov. 2 to Nov. 4 enhancing their leadership identity, capacity and ability at the annual institute.

Come out to one of this week's Moellership information sessions to hear from past recipients, apply for an MLK Book Stipend Award, or discover something new in this week's roundup of center, campus and community opportunities.

Transforming global service, promoting world peace, and inspiring the next generation of leaders doesn’t happen on a typical day at school, unless you’re a part of PeaceJam.



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Florida State Alternative Breaks


Apply by Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend Award

Participate in the MLK Book Stipend

Apply by Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

ServScript Program

NEW INFO LINE: (850) 296-8123

Log hours by Dec. 14 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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