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Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council serves as the liaison between the student body of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and Florida State University. The council is composed of discipline-specific, exemplary social science students who work directly with the dean and college administration to provide a student perspective in deciding and implementing the goals and initiatives of the college.


The Big Event: March 25th Students looking for a team to volunteer with are invited to join the Council as we participate in FSU's biggest service event!

Culture Exchange Program: March 30th, 1:30-3:00pm, Devoe Moore Center The Council will be hosting the second annual Culture Exchange Program in partnership with the Center for Intensive English Studies. Students will participate in several activities about differences in culture and idenitites. Activities include small group discussions and identity sharing.

March Townhall: March 28th, 7:00-8:00pm, Globe 2500 Our third town hall of the semester will emphasize leadership in local government! All students are invited to learn more about the Council, and the reality of local leadership, especially in Tallahassee, through discussion.

Social Science Research Showcase: April 11th, 1:00-3:00pm, DeVoe Moore Center, Bellamy 150E Any student participating in social science research projects are invited to apply for the first Social Science Research Showcase. Applications are open here, and the deadline is March 31. Participants will need to provide a poster or alternative means of presentation. Participation is open to all students, including UROP participants, RIBC students, Social Science Scholars, and more. All students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to attend and view the research being showcased.

Green Dot Discussion: April 11th, 7:00-8:00pm, location TBA Join the Council and the College in a discussion about bystander intervention and power-violence prevention. This event will be hosted by FSU's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness. Members of Social Science student groups/organizations are highly encouraged to attend.

Registration for all events can be found on our Facebook page and through our email:

Check this page for upcoming events and programs, and follow us on Facebook at this link.

2016-2017 Executive Board of the Student Leadership Council:
Chair: Celli Horstman
Vice Chair: Anthony Gonzalez
Secretary: Courtney Reed
Treasurer: Sidney Carter
Parliamentarian: Austin Diaz
Service Chair: Crystal Serrano
Scholarship Chair: McCayla Sica
Leadership Chair: Julyana Dawson
Public Relations Chair: Jack Schwenke

Potential Member Eligibility Requirements:

  • The individual demonstrates an interest in the Student Leadership Council and shares the vision and mission of the Council, the Office of the Dean, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.
  • The individual has ample time to perform the duties that are associated with his or her respective department.
  • The individual must be able to serve one full academic year term prior to graduation.
  • The individual has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and service in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy or Florida State University.
  • The individual has maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for at least one semester prior to application.


The Culture Exchange Program
In late March, the Student Leadership Council will be partnering with the Center for Intensive English Studies in the second annual Culture Exchange Program.This two-hour program will allow local FSU students to engage with international students in various activities focusing on identities and understanding. Registration will open in February.

Read an article about the program and its benefits here.

Social Science Research Showcase
The Student Leadership Council will host their first Research Showcase, enabling students to share their research projects from such programs as UROP, RIBC, Social Science Scholars, Honors in the Major, etc. Students will also be able to learn about research opportunities from professors. More information will be made available via social media.