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The Leadership through Service LLC is a partnership between the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The program is designed for first year students who are interested in a transformational leadership philosophy called community-engaged leadership. This leadership philosophy is a service-oriented philosophy that is geared towards making a difference in your community. Students in this residential community will:

  • Take at least two courses together each semester, including Leadership through Service (required both semesters)
  • Live on the same floor in Everglades Hall
  • Attend weekly lunches and/or dinners
  • Have a chance to participate in service projects in and around the FGCU community
  • Develop an understanding of community-engaged leadership and create and lead a major service project with a community organization
  • Create lasting bonds with like-minded students
  • Develop strong relationships with faculty

The courses in this program are taught in a South Village classroom, the same community where students in the program live. The course offerings for the 2014-2015 academic year are listed below.

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
BSC 1051C Environmental Biology of SW Florida GLY 2030C Environmental Geology
HUM 2395 Environmental Humanities HUM 1931 Humanities and Social Issues
IDS 2930 Leadership through Service IDS 2930 Leadership through Service