Academic Affairs

Center for Civic Leadership (CCL)

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of the Center for Civic Leadership is to foster and promote the development of citizens and “civic leaders” who will address and solve community problems. This model of leadership emphasizes collective action through collaboration for the purpose of addressing social needs and injustices. Civic leadership is a contemporary theory that calls for the development of citizen leaders who are committed to making our world a better place.

While civic participation and public service provide a vital and critical role in our democratic and free society, it is the link with leadership that helps shape the decision making process and its outcomes. Beyond service, these citizens identify key issues, raise questions, voice opinions, challenge traditional authority, and take the appropriate actions when necessary. The purpose is to create a new generation of citizens who empower themselves and have the skills and capabilities to act on behalf of the greater good.

Honoring Omer Voss
“If you are going to get involved, then you lead. That’s where you can make the biggest difference.” – Omer G. Voss.

Upcoming Events


April 20: Civic Engagement Week: Are you Civically Engaged?

Center for Civic Leadership
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Memorial Union Quad

April 21: Times Talk: Finding a Safe Space
American Democracy Project
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - South Study Area of Forsyth Library

April 22: Civic Engagement Week: Earth Day - Let it Bloom
Global Leadership Project, Women’s Leadership Project, Tigers In Service, FHSU Sustainability Committee and Jana’s Campaign
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Memorial Union Patio

April 28: The Hunting Ground Film Screening
Residential Life, Women’s Leadership Project, and Jana’s Campaign, Inc.
7:00 PM - Black and Gold Room


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