The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The Brown Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change, and learning.
We provide educational programs, workshops, and conferences; coordinates community service, leadership, and service learning opportunities for students; develops reciprocal relationships with the community in order to best serve all parties; and will serve as a resource for faculty and staff on these topics. Ideally, the scope of the Brown Center will expand to also conduct research and provide pedagogical workshops for faculty.
The Brown Center was founded on basic concepts of integration between leadership education and programs; community service and service learning; and community engagement.
The Brown Center is now part of Student Activities and Involvement
The Brown Center for Leadership and Service is excited to announce that we are now part of Student Activities and Involvement. Student Activities and Involvement is now comprised of four main areas: Student Organizations and Campus Events (SOCE), Sorority and Fraternity Affairs (SFA), Student Government Advising and Operations, and The Brown Center for Leadership and Service (BCLS). Each of these areas supports our mission in enhancing the student experience at the University of Florida. Under the direction of Dr. Nancy Chrystal-Green, we are excited to integrate our shared missions of providing the foundations for students to maximize their University of Florida experience.
BCLS Staff listing - https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Staff
Visit the Student Activities and Involvement website
Student Activities and Involvement is comprised of 4 main areas: Student Organizations and Campus Events (SOCE), Sorority and Fraternity Affairs (SFA), Student Government Advising and Operations, and the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service (BCLS). Each of these areas supports our mission in enhancing the student experience at the University of Florida.
Mission and Commitment
We provide the foundation for student organizations and their initiatives, facilitate activities and engagement opportunities, and advise, mentor, and educate students to maximize their University of Florida experience.
We commit to providing a setting that promotes experiential learning opportunities that:
- Challenge students to understand the impact of their choices on the community;
- Encourage students to make ethical decisions;
- Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment that celebrates all students;
- Enhance students’ personal development by assisting them in clarifying their values and developing leadership and other skills.