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The center transforms lives through leadership education, self-exploration, and community service, helping students develop skills and knowledge to become more effective leaders and engage responsibly with communities. The center offers more than 20 programs that foster opportunities to create positive, sustainable change on campus, in our communities, and around the world. Opportunities range from civic engagement initiatives to intensive week-long leadership training, from one-time local service trips with EngageTLH to global summers of service through the Moellership Program. Our ultimate goal is to develop civic-minded leaders who are aware of their own values and readily seek opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.


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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 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 center's recognition programs range from conference opportunities to one-time and long-term scholarships. The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service.


Service Leadership Seminar

SLS is a free, week-long seminar specifically for incoming first-year students. Participants learn about leadership theory, engage in service across the Tallahassee community and receive peer mentorship from student facilitators.

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Are you passionate about serving your community but don't know where to start? EngageTLH allows students to get involved in regular or one-time service in the Tallahassee community, with different projects to choose from almost daily.

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ServScript allows Florida State University students to record their community service work on their academic transcripts each semester, providing a verified record of students' commitment to bettering their communities.

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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


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 development and community engagement.

Your investment is critical in sustaining and expanding this collaborative, continuous work to help students realize their visions for addressing local and global challenges. Programs such as LeaderShape Institute and Service Leadership Seminar rely on donations from those who support our vision.

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