Civic Engagement

Civic engagement according to the American Psychological Association, is "individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern."  It can be defined as citizens working together to make a change or difference in the community. Civic engagement includes communities working together in both political and non-political actions. The goal of civic engagement is to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community.
  • Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE)
    The Center for Leadership and Service's Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) program promotes student development through engaged citizenship and democratic participation.  It provides educational programming to aid student affairs professionals and students  with the skills, and knowledge, to become active members in their communities.  Some of our services include voter rights awareness, prepping students to become political leaders, and luncheons that encourage community involvement.
  • Engagement Week

    Please join FIU's Center for Leadership and Service in celebrating Engagement Week. Engagement Week (Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017) recognizes the awareness of Hunger and Homelessness. In the past, we've hosted Cooking Demos, Voter Registration Drives, and discussions to get our FIU community involved. This year, we'll have a Box City event, Dunkirk movie screening, and more.  

    Engagement Week is designed to promote awareness of the impact that civic and democratic involvement can have in local, national, and global communities. Resource and Volunteer Fairs, panel discussions, dynamic speakers, and philanthropic as well as service projects are among the activities provide opportunities for local leaders and FIU students to learn more about challenges in their communities.  In the past, we've collaborated with different programs and FIU offices to produce cooking demos, voter registration drives, and discussions.

  • Voter Friendly Campus

    FIU was designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”  This made us a part of a select group of campuses from around the country that participated in the inaugural class and received the designation.  The Voter Friendly Campus initiative is led by national nonpartisan organizations, Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.  More information about the designation can be found at www.voterfriendlycampus.org.  To see more about how FIU received this honor visit this FIU News article.

Events

February
3
Student Leadership Summit

The Annual FIU Student Leadership Summit is held each February on the Biscayne [...]

March
8
Women’s Leadership Summit

Power Up! – Women’s Leadership Summit – March 8, 2018 Join us for [...]


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News

Learning through leadership, experience and service

  In the summer of 2016, Anthony Suarez organized a student trip to Managua, Nicaragua, as part of FIU’s Alternative […]

Our trip to help clean up Curacao

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FIU raises more than $100k for sick children

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Students honored at 2016 Student Life Awards

On Thursday, April 7, the Outstanding Student Life Awards honored 21 students and four student organizations who have demonstrated the […]

Relay for Life surpasses $1 million for American Cancer Society

More than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came together March 4 – 5 as FIU Relay for Life […]

Students study leadership at BBC summit

On Saturday, Feb. 6, more than 220 students attended the 13th annual Student Leadership Summit at the Biscayne Bay Campus. […]

University community volunteers in honor of MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service hosts service projects at 25 community sites As she rallied volunteers at Brownsville […]

Day of service in Homestead a walk in the park

Homestead Bayfront Park provided a stunning backdrop for eager volunteers who started FIU’s Homecoming week with community service. Nearly 80 […]

A legacy of leadership

For 30 years, Beverly Dalrymple has helped students develop personal leadership skills In her small office on the second floor […]

MMC food pantry serves students in need

Graduate student William Solis spends his Tuesdays and Wednesdays restocking the shelves of a food pantry in DM for his fellow […]

Contact

Modesto Maidique Campus
GC 242

305-348-6995
Fax 305-348-6991

cls@fiu.edu

Student Office, MMC
GC 2210

305-348-2149

Biscayne Bay Campus
WUC 353

305-919-5360

cls@fiu.edu