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!

Lunchtime Leadership Series

Do you love FREE lunch? Do you love learning about leadership development? If so, combine both interests and attend our free Lunchtime Leadership Series. From noon to 1pm, every other Wednesday, join us in MSC 1306 to hear from faculty and staff about different leadership topics. These sessions also provide one credit hour toward the Certified Student Leader Program (if applicable). Click the icon for a full schedule of Fall Lunches.

Find Service Opportunities

Looking for ways to volunteer in the community? Click the link below or log in to today. Once logged in to BullSync, click "Service Opportunities" and search by category or date to find a way for you and/or your organization to serve. Questions? Contact Justin Fitzgerald at .

Upcoming Opportunities

TEDxUSFWant to be part of TEDxUSF?

Do you find yourself endlessly watching TED Talks? Are you inspired by big, bold ideas? Do you want to be a part of an exciting movement to build TEDxUSF? Apply for a student committee and help with crucial aspects of planning this second annual event on USF's campus. Apply by October 24 at 5:00 pm to be part of the team!

LeadershipEmerging Leaders Institute Applications OPEN!

This incredible weekend excursion prepares first-year students to take on leadership roles at USF. 60 first-year students are selected to participate. And the entire Institute is led by a team of incredible ELI Student Facilitators – successful student leaders who have developed their leadership skills and have made a major impact on campus. Don’t miss out on your chance to get connected right from the start! The Enrollment Application is now available, click here! The last day to apply is November 2, 2014.

CSLCSL Orientation

The Certified Student Leader (CSL) program is a co-curricular certification available to students at the University of South Florida interested in enhancing their leadership knowledge, application, and skills through a variety of leadership opportunities. Enroll today. Then join us for an Orientation session in the fall. CSL Orientations for the fall include: *September 2nd, 2014 @ 4pm *October 8th, 2014 @ 4pm *November 6th, 2014 @ 4pm (all Orientation Sessions will be held in MSC 3708)