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 all the summer 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).

Golden BullGolden Bull Applications Open!

The Golden Bull Award is one of USF's highest honors given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values. Recipients must exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the University and the community. Each year up to 20 deserving students will receive the award. Applications are due by March 31 at 5:00 pm

Upcoming Opportunities

Speak LifeSpeak Life - April 10th

Join us for SPEAK LIFE, a FREE event for suicide awareness, on April 10th on Castor Lawn at 5pm. The event will feature a community partner expo, graffiti expo, spoken word, open mic competition, breakdance, live DJ, and much more. *For more information or reasonable accommodations, contact The Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement at 813.974.7595.

Celebration of Leadership AwardsNominate Today!

The annual Celebration of Leadership Awards ceremony commemorates the accomplishments of our student leaders and student organizations on campus each year. You are encouraged to apply or nominate a deserving student or organization for any number of the prestigious awards. Applications and nominations will be accepted starting Monday, March 3th until Friday, March 21st.

CSLCSL Orientation

Interested in learning more about a way to demonstrate your leadership abilities and knowledge on paper? The Certified Student Leader 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. CSL Orientations for the spring include: *January 14th @ 5pm in MSC 3707 *February 4th @ 5pm in MSC 3707 *March 6th @ 12pm in MSC 3707 *April 2nd @ 5pm in MSC 3707