Fast Facts


To provide students with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to practice socially responsible leadership.


We envision bold and authentic leaders who work collectively to forge a socially just world for all people.


In 1998, The Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service (CSLEPS) was created by reorganizing existing leadership and service functions into one center that offers a comprehensive program in leadership development, ethics training, service-learning, and public service outreach in local and global communities. The department has played a significant role in the development of civic engagement programming and opportunities on campus, and takes the lead on international service partnerships. In 2018, the department completed a robust review, which resulted in the new office name — Leadership and Civic Engagement.



5 professional team members
2 graduate assistants
10 interns
32 Alternative Service Break team leaders
16 departmental Ambassadors
8 Feed the Pack Food Pantry leaders
See more about our team here.



In 2018-19:

  • Approximately 2,400 patrons visited the Feed the Pack Food Pantry and nearly 23,000 pounds of food was distributed to NC State students, faculty, and staff.
  • 300​ students and faculty participated in 25​ Alternative Service Break (ASB) experiences in 7 countries, totaling over 10,180 service hours.
  • 520 students and 244 faculty began the journey of understanding their natural talents and turning them into strengths via the CliftonStrengths assessment and trainings 
  • Nearly 1,400 students attended the 50 Leadership Development Program workshops for a total of approximately 2,800 hours.  65 students completed all of the requirements for the Leadership Certificate.
  • 117 Mystery Service Saturday volunteers completed over 468 hours of service
  • Over 60 community organizations represented on the online service platform.


4111 Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695


Melissa V. Green


Telephone: 919-515-9248