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Leadership is a core component in the Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Office. SLCE offers a variety of opportunities for individual leadership experiences, student organization leadership development, and leadership opportunities within the organizations we directly oversee. We believe strongly that leadership opportunities aid students in their development. Staff works closely with a variety of student-led programs that offer a variety of tools to enhance your leadership experience. There are opportunities for students to get involved in facilitation teams, service organizations, and a leadership honor society. We encourage you to check out the various opportunities listed below.

Leadership Development for Individuals

The Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Office provides a variety of opportunities for individual students to grow their leadership skills.  Students can participate in our Leadership Conference, the Emerging Leaders Experience, or serve as a facilitator for one of our various programs to advance their skills. To learn more about each of these programs – follow the links below.

Leadership Development for Student Organizations

Student organizations at Nova Southeastern University are vital to our campus community!  SLCE has a variety of tools available to student organizations.  Staff can aid in team building and facilitation with student organization leaders and members.  Additionally, in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities, SLCE oversees the Transition Assistant Program (TAP) focused on transitions between newly elected and previous leaders within an organization. Staff aids student leaders in planning transitions to create sustainable student organizations on our campus.  If you are interested in requesting TAP to work with your organization contact SLCE at

Other Opportunities

CAUSE (Community Action Using Student Empowerment) strives to provide NSU students with local service initiatives that enhance the community through housing projects, renovations, and habitat clean-ups. On campus, the organization promotes itself by holding CAUSEfest every year, an event meant to bring the NSU community together through competitive field-day-like events.

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

Omicron Delta Kappa, commonly referred to as the Circle or simply ODK, is a national leadership honor society founded at Washington and Lee University on December 3, 1914. Encompassing the ideals of Scholarship, Athletics, Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities and Campus Government, Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media and Creative and Performing Arts, Circles are located on over 300 college campuses nationwide.

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is regarded as one of the highest collegiate honors that can be awarded to an individual. The selection process is rigorous, with only 3% of the campus's undergraduate student population and less than 1% of the campus' graduate student population allowed entry into the Circle.

Once you become a member, however, you will not only enjoy the camaraderie of fellow influential student leaders, but a national membership of over 300,000, including: Payton Manning, NFL Quarterback; S. Robson Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Frank Hereford, 5th President of the University of Virginia; Sheryl Crow, winner of 9 Grammy awards; Cokie Roberts, award winning Journalist and Author; and Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., former Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Recruitment is an opportunity for the Circle to recognize those who have attained high standards of efficiency in the society's aforementioned ideals, allowing us to bring students from all achievement backgrounds so as to foster a heightened sense of student affinity for, and student engagement, involvement and empowerment at Nova Southeastern University.

The NSU Chapter re-chartered Winter 2012 with an addition of 15 students inducted into the NSU Circle. We are looking forward to recruiting additional outstanding NSU Sharks into the circle!

Recruitment takes place each semester for ODK.  Visit the ODK Orgsync page for additional information on how to apply for membership.


Relay for Life at NSU is a student-driven committee that plans the annual Relay for Life, which supports cancer research and ultimately finding a cure. The event typically takes place the second weekend in April.

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