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.

Bulls Service BreaksBSB: Bulls Service Breaks

The Bulls Service Break program provides a variety of low-cost week-long and weekend service opportunities. There is no more powerful service experience than when students are fully immersed in new communities and social issues. Apply now for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 international and domestic trips. Each service trip focuses on a specific social issue. Participant deadline to apply is September 19th. Site Leader deadline is September 12th. Click the icon for more information.

Upcoming Opportunities

BFKJoin Bulls For Kids Today

Interested in joining a family of students dedicated to building relationships and saving lives? Bulls For Kids (previously known as Dance Marathon) works 365 days a year to raise money for, and build relationships with, families at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Join a committee today or sign up to be a dancer at the annual Dance Marathon on March 21st, 2015. Once you've registered as a dancer, you will be placed on a team of other student supporters to work with all year. Visit: for more information.

LeadershipJoin the Leadership Board Today!

Join the student-led leadership board today and gain practical experience in leadership development. Whether you're an incoming freshman or a fifth-year senior, we have a place for you to get involved on one of three committees: Leadership Conferences, Lead Week, or Leadership Consulting for Student Organizations. Click the link below and fill out the committee application today. Email CLCE Assistant Director Justin Fitzgerald for more information at

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)