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Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
Nova Southeastern University
Rosenthal Student Center 2nd Floor
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Main Office:
(954) 262-7195
slce@nova.edu

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Scholarship Program:
(954) 262-7179
razorsedgelead@nova.edu

Programs

Student Organization Support

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (SLCE) and Student Activities wants NSU student organizations to thrive and grow. Student organizations are the heart of the university and have a significant impact on the student experience at NSU.

SLCE utilizes the following competencies based on the National Association of Campus Activities student organization competencies in our support for student organizations.

Here are a few ways that SLCE supports student organizations:

Before the start of each academic year, Student Leadership & Civic Engagement & Student Activities together host a training program for all student organization leaders. RSO training is mandatory for all student organizations.

This provides the student leaders with a time to develop leadership skills needed to effectively lead a student organization, learn more about the policies and procedures, and develop a network of other student leaders within the Inter Organization Council (IOC). 

Each August prior to school starting, the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities host Registered Student Organization (RSO) Training.  The goal of the training is to provide RSO leaders with the resources to have a successful year with their organization.  For those student organizations that form after RSO training, they will work closely with staff in the Office of Student Activities for training and support for their new organization!

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Activities’ website.

Sometimes, student organizations need a little push to get to the next level, or additional support during times of challenge. Student Leadership and Civic Engagement provides workshops for student organizations focused in areas such as leadership development, membership development, recruitment, group development, and many other topics! If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your organization, please click here to submit your request. A staff member from the office will follow up with you to schedule the session.

Additionally, the office oversees a student-led organization support team–Leadership On Demand. Leadership On Demand is a student facilitated support team that offers regularly scheduled workshops and facilitated programs, and can also do organization specific presentations. Follow the link above to learn more about Leadership On Demand!

Being a student leader can be a tough job! Between the demands of academics, athletics, friends, family, and work, leading a student organization can be a challenge! The office offers individual consultations for student leaders as you need help or advice navigating your role as a leader. Please contact the office at slce@nova.edu or (954) 262-7195 to set up an appointment with a staff member.

Awards Program:

The Student Leadership Awards Program takes place annually during the winter semester. The awards program recognizes exceptional achievements and service on the campus and in the community. The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement honors individual and organization efforts of building and improving our university community through leadership and service.

Each year, the award recommendation process begins in early March and concludes at the Awards Program in April. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to nominate individuals they believe have impacted our campus.

2016–2017 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient

Overall Awards

Freshman Student Leader of the Year

Nathanael "Squeaky" Washington

Sophomore Student Leader of the Year

Alex Lopez

Junior Student Leader of the Year

Joshua Braverman

Senior Student Leader of the Year

Daesha Roberts

Most Improved Registered Student Organization of the Year

NSU Maasti Dance Team

Registered Student Organization of the Year

MEDLIFE

Student Organization President of the Year

Kadeem Hall, President of Black Student Union

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Daniel McFadden, Advisor of Make a Meal and NSU Maasti Dance Team

Event of the Year

Cupcake Wars, Make a Meal

Service Project of the Year

Fall Room Renovation Project, Cozy Corners

Student Employee of the Year

Amanda Palmieri, Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement

Faculty or Staff Member of the Year

Amiee Haynes, Office of Undergraduate Student Success

Unsung Hero of the Year

Schae Maynard

Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

Philanthropy of the Year

Mr. Fintastic, Delta Phi Epsilon

Neophyte of the Year

Curtisha Demarco, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Sorority Woman of the Year

Kayla Wilkes, Theta Phi Alpha

Fraternity Man of the Year

Steven Winalis, Kappa Sigma

2015–2016 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient

Overall Awards

Freshman Student Leader of the Year

Alex Lopez

Sophomore Student Leader of the Year

Divy Mehra

Junior Student Leader of the Year

Ujala Ahmed

Senior Student Leader of the Year

Janette Becerra

Most Improved Registered Student Organization of the Year

MEDLIFE

Registered Student Organization of the Year

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Student Organization President of the Year

Paul Mojica, President of NSU Collegiate DECA

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Amy Hirons, Advisor of Pre-Veterinary Society

Event of the Year

Take Back the Night, Take Back the Night Committee

Service Project of the Year

Medical Mission Trip to Ecuador Spring Break, MEDLIFE

Student Employee of the Year

Shanygne Bitna, Residential Life and Housing

Faculty or Staff Member of the Year

Monica Paneque, Huizenga College of Business

Unsung Hero of the Year

Melissa Doreus

Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

Philanthropy of the Year

Out of the Darkness Walk, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

New Member of the Year

Emily Konicki, Theta Phi Alpha

Sorority Woman of the Year

Nicole Almeida, Delta Phi Epsilon

Fraternity Man of the Year

Anthony Bufi, Kappa Sigma

2014–2015 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient

Overall Awards

Freshman Student Leader of the Year

Nicole Vega-Valbuena

Sophomore Student Leader of the Year

Ujala Ahmed

Junior Student Leader of the Year

Anthony Bufi

Senior Student Leader of the Year

Haleigh Wilson

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Delia Hernandez, Undergraduate Student Government Association

Student Organization of the Year

Delta Phi Epsilon

Student Employee of the Year

Joe Personelli, Residence Life and Housing

Unsung Hero of the Year

Katie Pope

Event of the Year

Alpha Phi Omega, Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

Outstanding Sorority Woman

Antonella Sanchez, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. 

Neo/New Member of the Year

Jessica Rodrigues, Delta Phi Epsilon

Outstanding Fraternity Man

Juan Duran, Kappa Sigma

2013–2014 Leadership Award Recipients
Award Recipient
Event of the Year-Unity Week Tearing Down of the Wall of Hate, Caribbean Student Association
Service Project of the Year Out of the Darkness Walk, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Student Employee of the Year Josh Grant, Goodwin Hall Office of Residential Life and Housing
Unsung Hero of the Year Anthony Bufi
Neophye/New Member of the Year

Jacob Scheler, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Outstanding Sorority Woman of the Year

Jay Howard, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Outstanding Fraternity Man of the Year Jay Howard, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Student Organization President of the Year Jana Mrkaja, President of Residential Student Association
Student Organization Advisor of the Year Aaron Hackman, Advisor of Alpha Phi Omega
Most Improved Student Organization of the Year

Maasti Dance Team

Student Organization of the Year

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Freshman Student Leader of the Year

Sarah Personelli

Sophomore Student Leader of the Year

Sierra Herbert

Junior Student Leader of the Year

Ana Maria Barragan
Senior Student Leader of the Year Barbara Rosso

2012–2013 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Advisor of the Year Stephanie Haskell
Freshman of the Year Bansi Savla
Sophomore of the Year David Adamian
Junior of the Year Lindsey Goldstein
Senior of the Year Brittany Schemtob
Student Employee of the Year Rachel Salveson
NSU Spirit Award 2013 SEC Miami-Kendall SGA
Unsung Hero Award 2013 Niki Cleary
Service Shining Star Award 2013 Andrea Palestro
Service Project of the Year 2013 Mr. Fintastic
Rising Star Student of the Year 2013 Elyse Julian
Rising Star Organization of the Year 2013 Vascular Sonography SGA
Event of the Year 2013 Electric Water Works
Organization of the Year 2013 Relay for Life

2011–2012 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Advisor of the Year Rodrigue J Colas
Freshman Leader of the Year Kaitlyn Marie Baran
Sophomore Leader of the Year Lindsey Goldstein
Junior Leader of the Year Neil Gajera
Senior Leader of the Year Marlyse Mathurin
Student Employee of the Year Norma Altidor
NSU Spirit Award 2012 Jonathan Martinez
Unsung Hero Award 2012 Tammy Otto
Service Shining Star Award 2012 Lauren Adames
Service Project of the Year 2012 Delta Phi Epsilon:
Bright Lights, Big City
Rising Star Student of the Year 2012 Nancy Sarmiento
Rising Star Organization of the Year 2012 Alpha Phi Omega
Event of the Year 2012 NISA Thanksgiving Dinner
Organization of the Year 2012 Hillel

2009–2010 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Event of the Year Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc:
Out of the Darkness Walk
Rising Star Organization of the Year Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority
Rising Star Student of the Year Robert O'Brien
Spiritual Sprouts Award Frandley DeFilie
Krista Owens
S.E.A. Board M.V.P. Award Kaitlyn Brucker
S.E.A. Board Most Improved Member Award Ileana Sanchez
NISA: Star Performance Award Diana Karpowicz - President
Xiao Sen Sun - Vice President (Grad)
Fayssa Salomon - Vice President (Undergrad)
Gennell Bowen - Secretary
Yuko Fujimoto - Treasurer
Phoenix Leader of the Year Daniel Norton
Freshman Leader of the Year Robert Coppola
Sophomore of the Year Adam Lowry
Student Employee of the Year Elizabeth Rodriguez
Service Project of the Year Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc.
Service Cup Award Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc.
Resident Assistant of the Year Kendall Ramsijewan
Front Office Staff of the Year Angelique Marcelli
Junior of the Year Elizabeth Rodriguez
Organization of the Year Resident Student Association
Advisor of the Year Anthony DeSantis
Unsung Hero of the Year Joann Liria
NSU Spirit Award Megan Kim
Senior of the Year Victoria Lafferty

2008–2009 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Rising Star Organization of the Year Beta Theta Pi
Rising Star STUDENT of the Year Ricky Wong
Student Employee of the Year Jennifer Lash
Unsung Hero of the Year Amanda Luna
Freshman Leader of the Year Adam Lowry
Sophomore of the Year Tamela Reaves
Junior of the Year Victoria Lafferty
Senior of the Year Christi O'Neill
NSU Spirit Award Women's Rowing Team
Phoenix Leader of the Year Liana Aquino
Spiritual Sprout of the Year Alissa Lenz
Spiritual Life Event of the Year Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Advisor of the Year Kenrick Roberts
Event of the Year Kappa Sigma:
Strongman Competition
Organization of the Year Children at Heart

2007–2008 Leadership Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Rising Star Organization of the Year Sigma Delta Tau
Rising Star STUDENT of the Year Elizabeth M. Rodriguez
Student Employee of the Year Elizabeth Rodriguez
Unsung Hero of the Year Joann Liria
Freshman Leader of the Year Benedict Choi
Sophomore of the Year Vanessa Perez
Junior of the Year Christi O'Neill
Senior of the Year Robin Furmanski
NSU Spirit Award Alex Mitrani
Phoenix Leader of the Year Shane Johnson
360° Leader of the Year Marilité Vasquez-Gonzalez
Spiritual Sprout of the Year Edford Gunter
Spiritual Life Event of the Year Islamophobia
Advisor of the Year Dr. Weylin Sternglanz
Event of the Year Brown and White Jumpoff
Organization of the Year Pan African Student Association
S.U.B, New Member of the Year Cherelle Williams
Female Volunteer of the Year Rosemary Lucas
Male Volunteer of the Year Shane Johnson
Civic Engagement Award Delta Phi Epsilon
Service Project of the Year Nature Club:
Nova Loves The Beach
NSU SGA Outstanding Leader Akshat Bhargava
NSU SGA Outstanding Leader Gumba Ligden
NSU SGA Outstanding Leader Philip Ortiz
NSU SGA Outstanding Leader Sumit Bajracharya
Pan African Student Association Susie Gilot