Weekly Roundup - Oct. 23

Register for cultural graduation, attend a symposium discussing immigration and refugees, discover volunteer opportunities in the Tallahassee community, or find a new interest in this week's roundup of campus and community events.

Upcoming Center Programs

apply for the acc leadership conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference has long supported the efforts of its member institutions in developing student leaders - through athletics and campus life. Through the support of the ACC, each year five undergraduate student leaders (accompanied by a faculty/staff adviser) from each ACC university gather at a host university to study and teach, to swap and share both leadership strategies and knowledge regarding a specific social issue.

Student leaders from each of the 15 ACC Colleges and Universities will have the opportunity to learn through intensive engagement in educational sessions, keynote addresses, topical content exploration, simulations and experiential application.

This year's conference theme will be Reaching Social Change Through Storytelling.

The conference will be Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 at the University of Louisville

The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1.



sign up for v-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural graduation Ceremony

The Center for Leadership & Social Change, in partnership with the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement (CARE), Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association and University Housing, is proud to host Florida State University's cultural graduation ceremony, V-rak-ke-ce-tv.

The name "V-rak-ke-ce-tv" is the Seminole Creek phrase meaning "to honor" as we seek to honor students' accomplishments through their journey, honor their families and friends for their continued support, and honor what it truly means to be a Seminole.

The fall ceremony is open to any student graduating in the fall semester of this year.

The ceremony has a limited number of seats, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until filled. 




Florida State Alternative Breaks facilitates accessible service immersion experiences for students to create sustainable change in partnership with local and national community organizations and their constituents. Participants will practice active citizenship by grounding their engagement in intersectional and contextual knowledge of a community need, partnering with host community members to create meaningful change, and engaging in sustained social change practices after returning to their home communities. 



apply to attend or present at multicultural leadership summit

Registration and presentation proposals for the 2020 Multicultural Leadership Summit open Oct. 1. The upcoming summit, with a theme of “Owning Our Voices & Breaking Down Barriers,” will be held Jan. 24-25.

The Multicultural Leadership Summit focuses on building a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice.

The summit provides opportunities for participants to learn about their identities and how they impact the ways in which they choose to show up in the world each day. MLS educates participants to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

Registration is open through Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Present at MLS

Organizers are currently accepting proposals for workshops and presentations at the 2020 summit. Presentations typically relate the summit's theme or broader topics about diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and various intersecting identities (such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, access, class and ability); and/or about leadership and service. All presentations are 50 minutes.

Presentation proposals are due by Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m., and notifications will be returned between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.



Campus Opportunities

immigration: an interdisciplinary symposium


FSU Libraries is excited to invite you to join us at our upcoming event: Immigration: an Interdisciplinary Symposium. Throughout the day we will be exploring the immigrant and refugee experience. Presentations and conversations will cover areas such as: law, history, literature,  and anthropology. Speakers include faculty and graduate students from Law, General Council, Criminology, History, Literature, Modern Languages, Sociology, Student Affairs, and the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. Join us for an engaging day of presentations and discussions. Lunch and coffee will be served.

The symposium will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Reading Room of Strozier Library 



Sustainability Fellows Info Session