Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Civic Engagement advises student organizations that focus on leadership in social service and civic engagement.

Working with these organizations will provide you with an opportunity for service, developing or enhancing leadership skills, and establishing fellowship.

If you are interested in a leadership opportunity with the following organizations, please contact the advisor listed for each student group:

Lovell Lemons (llemons@gsu.edu)

  • Circle K
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Men and Women of the Well

Jennifer Bodnar (jbodnar@gsu.edu)

  • Hands On Atlanta
  • Panther Breakaway

Alicia Bellezza-Watts (abellezza1@gsu.edu)

  • Big Brother Big Sister
  • Panther Breakaway-International
  • Red Cross Club

See below for more details on our student organizations!

Student Clubs

Circle K is a service, leadership development, and friendship organization that is organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. It is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, determines its own service activities, and establishes its own dues structure.
The Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) at Georgia State University is a student club designed to help eliminate cancer by initiating and supporting the programs of the American Cancer Society. It is fully supported by the American Cancer Society.

CAC works through many different channels to eliminate cancer: advocacy, cancer education programs, Relay For Life, and survivorship. Whether it is writing letters to Congressmen, organizing a Relay For Life, or teaching students about preventing cancer, the program enables college students to battle cancer.

Find out how you can be a part of an effort to build homes for those in need.
This student group works with non-profit organizations to help build homes for those in need.

Hands on Atlanta at GSU is a college affiliate of the national organization. Its purpose is to provide outreach to the community through civic engagement.
Panther Breakaway is part of the national Alternative Breaks program, which organizes community service trips for college students during their winter and spring breaks.

Panther Breakaway places groups of Georgia State University students in communities across the Southeast States to engage in service and experiential learning during their spring or winter break. Students perform short-term, meaningful projects and strive to address social issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and environmental awareness. Panther Breakaway students have the chance to become active citizens striving to make a difference in the lives of others and solve community problems.

Instead of partying their break away, students help build strong communities, touch the lives of those in need and form new relationships. The impact of the experience can serve as a catalyst for a life-long commitment to active citizenship. Most students will continue to engage in thoughtful action as they recognize and become more aware of social issues beyond the break.