Center for Leadership
and Civic Engagement

  • Student Affairs 50th AnniversarySTUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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    Renis Nishku

    Dance Marathon Faculty/Alumni Director; SOS Coordinator; ELI Facilitator

    Major: Computer Engineering

    Hometown: Tirana, Albania

    Hobbies: Cycling, tennis, backpacking, basketball

    "I love the CLCE because it gives me purpose."

  • Student Affairs 50th AnniversarySTUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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    Peter Pudela

    Dance Marathon Morale Director

    Major: Education

    Hometown: South Elgin, IL

    Hobbies: Video games, reading, singing, dancing, listening to music

    "I love the CLCE because it provides so many incredible opportunities to get involved at USF. The amazing people are a plus as well!"

  • Student Affairs 50th AnniversarySTUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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    Caitlin Henninger

    Leadership Board for LEAD Week

    Major: Public Relations/Advertising

    Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL

    Hobbies: Dancing, swimming, singing, going to concerts

    "I love CLCE because it has opened me up to so many new opportunities, and I have connected with so many great people in the short amount of time that I have been involved. The atmosphere is so great, and I can't wait to get more involved in my next few years here at USF!”


The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) develops students into leaders that will make a positive difference in the world. These programs help each student discover their passion and talents, while developing their skills and understanding of leadership and active citizenship.


What Can You Gain by Participating In Our Programs?

  • Build your knowledge, skills and confidence as a leader in order to achieve greater success in every area of your life.
  • Explore current, relevant and global issues that will spark your engaged citizenship.
  • Practice strategies for leading positive change, such as forming organizations, planning events, volunteering, fundraising, and creating awareness campaigns.
  • Receive recognition for your accomplishments in leadership and civic engagement.


2013 Presidential Honor Roll

CLCE programs are life-changing and fun, so check out what we have to offer you!




Featured Programs

Leadership Studies MinorConsidering a minor?

The Leadership Studies Program is interdisciplinary in nature and is a significant benefit to students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership on the basic assumption that leadership can be learned and, therefore, taught. Check out the leadership classes today!

ServiceFind Service Opportunities

Find great community service opportunities by clicking the image on the right or visiting You can search by date, category, or organization to find the opportunity that's just right for you.

Lunchtime Leadership SeriesLunchtime Leadership Series

Every Thursday during the first half of the semester, join us for free lunch while hearing from a variety of speakers on different topics within leadership development. The series takes place every Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in MSC 1306. See the entire schedule by clicking on the image above.

Upcoming Opportunities

Stampede of ServiceSOS - Stampede of Service

Don't miss out on the 10th anniversary of USF's largest annual day of service, SOS - Stampede of Service. The event takes place January 16th, 2016 from 8am to 1pm, with an after party in Greek Village directly following the morning of service. Each student will get the opportunity that morning to choose a service site connected to his or her area of interest. Find more information and register to participate by clicking the image above or copying and pasting this link:

TEDxUSFTEDxUSF: November 18th, 2015

TEDxUSF will take place on November 18th, 2015. You don't want to miss this great annual event! For more information about this year's event, ticket opportunities, speaker bios, or to learn more about TED, click the image here or or visit

CSLBecome a Certified Student Leader Today

Enroll today to join the next cohort of students entering the Certified Student Leader Program. Orientation take place at the beginning of each semester. This program combines leadership education with real-life experiences to help you develop your skills and your ability to articulate your leadership philosophy. Although you can finish in as little as one semester, it is a self-paced program allowing as much as three semesters to finish. Learn more by click the image to the right. Contact Cord McLean for more information: