Center for Leadership and Service

The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service

Under the direction of D. Nancy Chrystal-Green, Student Activities and Involvement and The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service are excited to integrate our shared missions of providing the foundations for students to maximize their UF experience. For more information about the Center for Leadership and Service, please visit

LeadUF Retreat Applications


LeadUF is a foundational leadership retreat where students will learn about, reflect on and develop their personal leadership framework. LeadUF is based on the understanding that leadership is a life-long journey developed by our experiences and engagement in the community and world.

For more information and to apply:

For specific questions about the LeadUF program, please email Taylor Stokes at The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service:

Leadership. Connection. FUN!

LeadUF facilitator applications are due Feb. 28, 2017. Facilitators must:

  • Be a faculty or staff member, or graduate student at UF
    • Submit a Facilitator Application
    • Be available for facilitator training sessions: March 17, 2-4pm, UF and March 30, evening, Camp Suwannee.
    • Attend LeadUF all day March 31-April 2 (food and accommodations provided; facilitators are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Suwannee)
    • Support and follow the LeadUF Curriculum 
    • Have departmental and/or college support to attend LeadUF
    • Have a willingness to foster a mentoring relationship with undergraduates at UF

LeadUF participant applications are due March 3, 2017. Frequently asked questions:

The 2017 Lead UF retreat will be held at Camp Suwannee in Dowling Park, Fla., from March 31 through April 2. There is a minimal payment of $25 to help offset costs of the overnight retreat. Food and housing are covered!

You are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Suwannee; however, the Center for Leadership and Service can help connect students who would like to carpool.

The weekend incorporates large group activities, small group discussions, reflection, outdoor experiences, time to connect with other leaders and lots of FUN in a beautiful location. LeadUF is designed to accommodate different learning styles.

Confirmed LeadUF participants will be notified mid-March.

Presidential Service Awards

Have you been an outstanding service leader? The Presidential Service Awards, open to both undergraduates and graduates, recognizes students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness and civic engagement on the UF campus and in the community, and provides a chance to acknowledge those who've made outstanding efforts in these areas.

New award requirements include 200 hours of community service - time volunteered which benefits a community/non-profit institution and exposes volunteers to social issues - recorded in a log or letter.

For specific questions, please contact Josh Funderburke at The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service: (352) 392-1215 or

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