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Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Core Covenant articulates the central values of our team which drives our expectations for action and interaction with our students and staff. Therefore, we commit to one another to aspire to the following:

We uphold the mission and values of Nova Southeastern University, the Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement.

We expect student and professional staff to have an understanding of their roles and work to support the initiatives of others within the office and throughout Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the wider university.

We value:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Positivity
  • Professionalism
  • Willingness to learn

We create an environment for students and staff that is developmental, is student centered, and provides them the tools to succeed.

We provide intentional programs and opportunities for students to develop their leadership abilities and become civic-minded individuals.

We seek opportunities to be innovative through self-reflection and clear communication and encourage each other to learn from challenges and mistakes.

We believe in a holistic view of success through outcome-driven programming and investment in the NSU community.

Our work is driven by student affairs theories and a commitment to professionalism.

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, also known as “SLCE” is located on the 2nd floor of the Rosenthal Student Center. 

The SLCE is home to:

  • Days of Service
  • Emerging Leaders Experience (ELE) – 1, 2
  • Innovative Leadership Series
  • Fall and Winter Volunteer Fairs
  • Leadership Awards
  • Leadership & Multimedia Conference
  • LeaderShape South Florida participants
  • Razor’s Edge Leadership/Scholarship Program
  • Service-based student organizations
  • SERV hours program
  • Shark and Service (SAS) Trips  
  • Wide-range of community affiliates for service projects

With a wide range of opportunities to grow as a leader and become engaged in the campus community, as well as in the local Fort Lauderdale region, and internationally, chances are there is an opportunity to begin your journey, and if there is something you have an interest in that is not already here, let’s make it happen!  

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at Nova Southeastern University is committed to empowering students with leadership and service-based educational opportunities that promote critical and creative thinking and inspire action.
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