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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.

WLI Presents: The Restore Store

Two groups of women in profile bookend the text: Women's Leadership Institute Presents The Restore Store.In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to the "Restore Store," a place of sanctuary brought to you by the Women’s Leadership Institute. Many things in our world can seem chaotic and overwhelming, so we have generated some content in this online ‘store’ that you may find helpful to fill your cup or replenish your capacity for getting through the day.


Florida State University’s V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation ceremony took place on Thursday evening with sentiments of belonging and authenticity at the forefront.

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian, many of you may be looking for ways you can help with efforts across the state and region. Learn ways to make the biggest impact as disaster relief organizations respond to the storm.

I recognize I may not be the only one that is in this place. The place of sitting in “it.” The place of not having a name for “it” but knowing that something is there that needs tending to

More than 50 volunteers — including FSU and FAMU staff and students, TPD, FSUPD, and the Leon County Sherriff's Office — came together to continue the Thanksgiving Food Basket tradition.





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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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