FSU Center for Leadership & Service

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Part of @FSUStudentAffairs. The center is your source for leadership learning, community engagement opportunities, and social justice education on Florida State's campus.

Operating as usual

08/31/2023

Now that has left the Big Bend, we turn toward relief and recovery. For those of you seeking ways to help those who have been impacted by the storm, we have compiled resources from experts and opportunities from our community partners. We will continue to provide updates as we hear from our partners working to meet the needs of our neighbors as they begin the process of recovery.
https://thecenter.fsu.edu/article/hurricane-idalia-recovery-how-help

08/28/2023

Due to Tropical Storm Idalia, Florida State University’s Tallahassee campuses will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The university is expected to resume normal business operations on Thursday, Aug. 31.

For the most updated information on campus operations and resources, visit https://alerts.fsu.edu.

Stay safe, everyone!

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 03/27/2023

Introducing the next installment of "Finding the Space Between Us," a storytelling project that aims to discover what the spaces we seek can tell us about our connection with the world and each other.

Meet Corren, a student at Florida State we met working inside the new Student Union. Head to the link in our bio to read about Corren's experience coming to college during the pandemic, meeting her best friend and more!

Have a special space on campus you want to share? Let us know where to find you using the form in our bio!

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 03/07/2023

Introducing "Finding the Space Between Us," a storytelling project that aims to discover what the spaces we seek can tell us about our connection with the world and each other.

Meet Samantha, a student at Florida State we met sitting outside the Dittmer Chemistry Lab. Head to the link in our bio to read about Samantha's experience moving to Tallahassee, a practice known as "earthing" and more!

Have a special space on campus you want to share? Let us know where to find you!

03/06/2023

It's almost Grad Season! 🎓🎉

Applications for our annual V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation Ceremony are officially open! 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 ceremony will be held on May 4. Seats are first-come, first-served, so be sure to apply by March 21 by 11:59 p.m. via the link in our bio!

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 03/06/2023

We've been loving the beautiful weather recently! ☀️🌳

This weekend, students from two of our programs got outside to get some sunshine and make memories. Participants from the Women's Leadership Institute spent this past Saturday kayaking with Appalachicola Riverkeeper's Owl Creek 🚣🏻‍♀️ while Leadership LOGIC students hit the ropes course at the FSU Lakefront! 🧗🏻

How did you spend this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

02/22/2023

It's that time of the year! LeaderShape applications for the 2023 session are NOW OPEN!

The Center for Leadership & Social Change and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life host a session of the LeaderShape Institute, a program that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working toward a vision grounded in their deepest values. Join us in Laguna Beach, FL, for a weekend of leadership development to discover what you want to do and who you want to be.

Be sure to stop by one of our info sessions for more info:
March 1 at 9 a.m. in DSC 2201-2202
March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 2214
March 6 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Apply by March 10 at 11:59 p.m. at thecenter.fsu.edu/LeaderShape!

01/30/2023

Looking to develop your leadership skills and get outdoors? Apply for Leadership LOGIC today!⁠

Leadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change, better known as Leadership LOGIC, is a two day-long overnight retreat designed to engage in leadership development through experiential learning. Not only do participants get to learn about leadership development, but they'll also be able to meet fellow FSU students and participate in engaging activities. ⁠

Applications are now open until February 17 at 11:59 p.m. available at the link in our bio!

Timeline photos 01/24/2023

Coming to a galaxy near you! ✨✨⁠

Looking for a unique experience centered around multiculturalism and social justice? Register today for the 2023 Multicultural Leadership Summit!⁠

MLS 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 as well as how participants can become agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.⁠

The summit will take place February 3 and 4 at the Dunlap Success Center, the Globe and the ASLC. Register by January 29th at 11:59 p.m by visiting thecenter.fsu.edu/MLS.

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 01/22/2023

Looking to get more out of your Spring Break?

Applications for Florida State Alternative Breaks are now open! Spend your Spring Break in Fort Myers, FL, or Boone, NC giving back to the local communities! The cost for each trip is $200 and is all-inclusive.

The application deadline is February 13th, and decisions will be released on February 20th.

For more information or to apply, visit us online at thecenter.fsu.edu/FSAB.

Timeline photos 01/20/2023

Happy Guru Gobind Jayanti!

Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the tenth Sikh Guru and founder of the Order of the Khalsa and this day celebrates the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

For more information on Guru Gobind Jayanti and other religious holidays, visit us online at thecenter.fsu.edu/religiousholidays.

Timeline photos 01/19/2023

Happy Epiphany Day!

Epiphany commemorates the revelation of God incarnate, specifically the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan in Eastern traditions.

For more information on Epiphany and other religious holidays, visit us online at thecenter.fsu.edu/religiousholidays.

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 01/18/2023

Thanks to everyone who joined ‘s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featuring , who emphasized the need to use the law as an instrument for good.

“Change won’t happen overnight, but we will see it if we keep working for it,” he told the crowd.

Some members of the FSU community were recognized for their work to uphold King’s legacy at the ceremony.

Congratulations to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award recipient
Dr. Rose Skepple, coordinator of the School of Teacher Education in .

Students Gabriela Behar and Michelle Rodriguez were recognized with the first two Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend Award recipients awarded this spring. Congrats!

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 01/16/2023

Today, members of the community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by engaging in service. is the only federal holiday designated as a , aimed at joining people to work toward Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community. According to , has grown over time as more people have joined the call to take action in their communities.

Today, students turned their day off from classes to a day on by joining EngageTLH trips aimed at addressing issues related to with , and .

After their service, students from all three trips gathered for reflection on their experiences. shared her thoughts on the day:

“Stocking and supporting the Food for Thought Pantry was an amazing way to spend . Knowing that I am helping my peers come to a clean and calm environment to pick up their groceries is my chance to serve. Service to me means providing love, support, and assurance to those who need it and making a change one act at a time. To paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr., it's not just about achieving accessible peace, but also how we get there and the relationships built along the way.”

Timeline photos 01/15/2023

Happy World Religion Day!

Religion serves God and the best way to serve God is by serving Humanity. Let’s celebrate and respect each other and our respective religions, today and everyday!

For more information on Religion Day and other religious holidays, visit us online at thecenter.fsu.edu/religiousholidays.

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 01/13/2023

We’re only F O U R days away from MLK Week at FSU! Get ready for a week full of fun and educational activities, panels, dialogues and more beginning on Monday. Check out more information on the week’s events and visit us at mlk.fsu.edu!

Timeline photos 01/11/2023

MLK Week is almost here! Check out the schedule for the full week of events and celebrations honoring Dr. King’s legacy. For more information, visit mlk.fsu.edu. We’ll see you on Monday!

Which event are you most excited about? Leave a comment down below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Timeline photos 01/09/2023

Join us for MLK Week at Florida State University, an exciting celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Following Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence, the week will bring together speakers, performances, dialogues and other events to unite the FSU and Tallahassee communities to reflect on the past and how we can continue Dr. King’s work in the future. Keep up with us on social media and visit us at mlk.fsu.edu for more information on all the events. ⁠

We’ll see you all there! 🎉🎉

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 01/09/2023

Happy New Year and First Day of Classes!

We hope you had a relaxing and joyful break and are ready to start the new semester with a positive mindset. Share with us a few inspirations/ goals you are taking with you into the New Year as we start classes.

Timeline photos 12/15/2022

📣📣 CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!! 📣📣

Are you headed to Florida State? Do you have a passion for civic responsibility and serving the community? Apply to the Service Scholars Program today!

The Service Scholar Program is designed to promote civic responsibility as an integral part of a liberal arts education at Florida State University and to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and leadership. Admission to the program is reserved for first-year students who have demonstrated excellence in service and leadership in planning and promoting community involvement among their peers. If accepted, you'll receive a $16,000 scholarship, peer mentorship, and a second family of other service-minded student leaders!

For more information about program requirements and to apply, visit thecenter.fsu.edu/ServiceScholars. Apply by February 25 at 5 PM!

12/07/2022

Have you been hard at work completing service activities this semester? Make sure to log your hours!

The ServScript deadline for this semester is Friday at 11:59 p.m. so don’t wait! For more information and help on how to log your service hours in ServScript, visit the thecenter.fsu.edu/ServScript.

12/02/2022

We’re excited to celebrate members of today with our Lavender Graduation recognition event. Congratulations, grads! 🎓

Timeline photos 11/24/2022

"Gratitude is the best attitude"
We, at the Center for Leadership and Social Change are grateful for the opportunity to learn, serve, and transform with our students and members through various programs.
Tell us what/who you are grateful for and tag them in the comments below.

Timeline photos 11/15/2022

In collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Black Alumni Association, The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes you to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend Scholarship. The award aims to assist FSU students in completing their education and is available on a competitive basis to both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more details about eligibility, visit thecenter.fsu.edu/MLKStipend. Apply by Dec. 9!

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

Due to Hurricane Nicole, we will be closed beginning at 11 p.m. tonight. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources, and keep up to date on university operations by visiting alerts.fsu.edu. ⁠

Stay safe! Visit https://linktr.ee/thecenterfsu for resources on getting prepared and weathering the storm.

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti! ⁠

Guru Nanak Jayanti marks the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who is one of the most celebrated and important Sikh gurus and who also laid the foundation of Sikhism. ⁠

For more information on Guru Nanak Jayanti and other religious holidays, visit us online at thecenter.fsu.edu/religiousholidays.

10/31/2022

We’ve got one week left of early voting! If you haven’t cast your ballot in this midterm election, you can head over to the Student Services Building and vote right here on campus:
☑️The polling place is on the second floor of the SSB.
☑️Early voting runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday.
☑️Planning to vote by mail? A ballot drop box is located right outside on Legacy Walk.
☑️Reserved parking spaces are available to voters on the first floor of Traditions Garage.
☑️Registered to vote in another Florida county, but haven’t received your ballot or want to vote in Leon County? with election workers like Luis Pesante and Kendra Viele can help you update your address so you can vote in person.

Find more information at vote.fsu.edu or leonvotes.org.

Timeline photos 10/24/2022

Happy Diwali!

Diwali is one of the most important holidays for Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. It is a celebration of light over darkness and lasts five days. Celebrations include good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps.

To learn more about Diwali and other religious holidays, visit thecenter.fsu.edu/religiousholidays.

Timeline photos 10/21/2022

Come out to Landis Green on October 27 from 1-3 p.m. for Yappy Hour! Hang out with some furry friends and learn about volunteer opportunities from EngageTLH!

Photos from FSU Center for Leadership & Service's post 10/21/2022

Looking to hang out with some furry friends and learn about volunteer opportunities? Come out on October 27 from 1-3 p.m. for Yappy Hour on Landis! Sponsored by Beyond Fetch LLC and in partnership with Madison County Animal Control, we’ll be collecting donations of food, litter and toys!

See you there! 🐶🐱

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