Public Relations Chair
The mission of the Office of Servant Leadership (OSL) is to preserve and cultivate the spirit and action of service, philanthropy, advocacy, social justice, and leadership at the Florida State University by providing a forum for students to encouragement to service-focused student organizations on campus; and organizing and implementing informative events that aim to enhance students’ awareness of important social issues.
General Inquiries? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit us at the Center for Leadership and Civic Education in the Dunlap Student Success Center on 100 S. Woodward Avenue.
The Service Council
At the beginning of the 2010 – 2011 school term, a new bureau was established through the Florida State University Student Government Association. This bureau, the Office of Servant Leadership, was established to provide support by way of funding and assistance in planning event to service based organizations. Originally Service Corps, this newly established Office’s primary goal is to help facilitate service organizations by helping them apply for funding that the organization may not have otherwise received in order to make the vision and dreams of that organization become a reality.
In order to apply for funding through the Office of Servant Leadership, the organization must be:
- A registered student organization through the student Activities center
- The RSO’s president and treasurer (or at least one other member) must be financially certified
- The RSO must not have received a line item in this year’s budget
In addition to the above requirements, the most important aspect of all must be that the organizations primary goal must be service based, which benefits the members of the organization and the community as well. If these primary requirements are met by any organization that feels its mission is service based, we urge such organization to apply for funding through our office. If these primary requirements are not met however, but the organization does feel as if its mission is service based, benefitting the members of the group and the community, then we strongly recommend that the organization take the necessary steps to become recognized as a registered student organization, become financially certified, or whatever component may be missing.
For organization unsure about how to approach becoming a registered student organization or becoming financially certified, we encourage you to reach out to the Liaisons of the Office of Servant Leadership, as it is our duty to help you in any way possible when applying for funding. Applications for funding may be picked up at the front desk of the Dunlap Center and returned there once completed. If any questions should arise about the application process, please feel free to reach out to the Liaisons, Airrelle Gonzalez at Akg09f@fsu.edu, or Tavia Smith at Trs09c@fsu.edu. Thank you for your time and we hope you take this opportunity into consideration.
Current Service Council Members
Approved RSO’s to OSL for 2012-2013
Disability Student Union
Contact Info: Jessica Jelks (President)
Special Olympics Outreach
Anya Denbow (President)
Helping Every Little Person In Need
Brandei Shelton (Secretary)
Ashira Klein (President)
Environmental Service Program
Gladys Nobriga (Treasurer)
Hands of Hope
Shelby Meaders (Treasurer)
Josue Cardoso (Treasurer)
Leaders Empowering Others in Education and Service
Maria Villalobos (President)
Habitat For Humanity
Caring and Helping in Community Service
Gillian Wayne (President)
Ribbons For A Cause
Kristina Losada (President)
Progressive Black Men, Inc.
Cornelius Berry (President)
Nicole Dillow (President)
The National Council of Negro Women
Patrice Colston (Vice President)
For registered student organizations who are admitted into the service council, a monthly report will be sent out on the 15th of every month and is to be turned in on the last day of every month. The purpose of these monthly reports is to allow the Office of Servant Leadership to see the organization is still holding programs that are community service based. Additionally, the events listed on these monthly reports allow for the Office of Servant Leadership to provide guidance as to the procedure for getting funding from SGA for future events.
The Office of Servant Leadership consists of solely an executive board, and does not have a membership. If you are a student interested in getting involved with community service, please visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Education’s website where you can find opportunities to do so: http://thecenter.fsu.edu/
“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted, and behold, service was joy.