Leadership in Action

What is the Leadership in Action Program?

 Disaster Relief 2018Homelessness 2018







  • Through the CSL's Leadership in Action program (formerly, Global Leadership Experience), students will learn and apply leadership concepts in increasingly interdependent domestic and global societies. Aligned with the Center's overall mission, the Leadership in Action program is designed to provide opportunities for students to become actively engaged and positively contribute to their communities. Students will work alongside government and non-profit organizations to help address and provide relief to societal concerns.

  • Participants will:

    • Earn documented volunteer service hours
    • Travel to domestically to help rebuild homes damaged by natural disasters
    • Travel to Tampa and explore homelessness awareness issues and strategies in the area
    • Work in committees to plan events for KSU's Homelessness Awareness Week
    • Host students from partnering universities during KSU’s Homelessness Awareness Week
    • At the completion of the program, participants will work to create a team project designed to showcase their achieved objectives throughout the KSU community
    • Make a lasting impact in your local and national communities



    • The 2018-2019 dates are TBD.

      • Tampa -­‐ No registration fee, only the cost to cover some meals*
      • New Orleans -­‐ $240 (cost includes: lodging for trip, some meals and a ticket to the Hurricane Katrina Museum)*

      *These are subject to change depending on funding. 

    • No, each experience will provide the necessary pre-departure preparation needed for the experience. 
    • Both trips are designed to drive students to each city by way of 12-passenger vans. 
    • No, the CSL will provide any tools or safety equipments necessary for the trips.
    • The CSL will cover most group meals, but students are expected to pay for some individual meals. This varies based on the trip destination and the funding we receive. 
    • Students must be considered in good academic standing to participate. 
    • Yes, both experiences are designed to have volunteer opportunities where participants will be expected to contribute.  
    • Yes, attendance to all trip related meetings is mandatory for participation. Students who do not attend these meetings will not be able to travel with the group. 
    • Yes, all volunteer hours are documented through Volunteer KSU (VKSU) and made accessible to participating students.