Leadership: the practice of effectively mobilizing people to engage challenges 



The Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) creates and sustains a vibrant campus experience for students that fosters personal and intellectual growth inside and outside of the classroom. CLS empowers students to become positive change agents in their community by promoting personal leadership development, active engagement, and global citizenship.

The programs and services supported by the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service are intentionally designed to help students:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of oneself, including strengths, values, ethical principles, and authentic leadership style.
  • Identify and apply effective strategies for working together as part of a group in which individual differences are valued.
  • Increase their knowledge of social justice concepts and global issues within the context of leadership development and community engagement.
  • Motivate and empower students to enact inclusive leadership practices and assume their roles as positive change agents in a global society. 

Commitment of time, effort, and energy to a specific cause or group

  • MLK Day of Leadership and Service
  • Splash into Service
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Mentor Walk
  • Publix Marathon
  • President’s Community Engagement Honor Roll

Prolonged demonstrated accountability to a group or entity for the service of others

  • Impact Peer Leaders
  • Alternative Service Experience Peer Leaders
  • Legacy Leaders

Programs, resources, and groups designed to promote knowledge acquisition and skill development

  • Legacy
  • Explore
  • Leadership Workshop Series
  • Graduation Pledge
  • Social Challenges of Our Times Film Series