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!

awardsCelebration of Leadership Awards

Celebration of Leadership Awards take place on April 14th at 5:30pm in the MSC Ballroom. Nominate a person, program, or student organization for one of the anticipated awards by clicking above or searching "2015 Celebration of Leadership Awards Nomination" on Deadline to nominate is March 13th at 5pm.

Golden Bull AwardGolden Bull 2015

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. Visit the link to learn more and apply today. Applications are due by March 30th at 11:59pm

Upcoming Opportunities

Celebration of ServiceCelebration of Service

Join us for the inaugural Celebration of Service on March 18th from 11am to 2pm in the MSC Ballroom. Learn more about all the great community service taking place in Tampa and how you can get involved. If your class or student organization would like to showcase the community service you're involved with, apply to have a table at the event by clicking above or searching "Application to Showcase at USF Celebration of Service" on To have a table at the event, you must apply by March 11th at 5pm.

TEDxUSFTEDxUSF: March 28, 2015

TEDxUSF will take place on March 28th, 2015. If you weren't able to secure tickets to the live event, plan to join us for the Official Watch Party or apply to host your own watch party. For more information, visit

Leadership Career WorkshopLeadership Career Workshop

Join us for a small-group experience with Career Services to help translate your great leadership experiences into language future employers will understand and be excited to hear about. Session dates are on Feb. 19th, March 19th, and April 16th. All sessions take place from 11am to noon in MSC 1306. All students are welcome.