Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

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Hurricane Irma Update and Support Efforts

Greetings Rollins Community,

In an effort to support our local community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement is working closely with local organizations to provide relief and support where it is most needed. During this time, we recognize that our campus community may be eager to support and would like to offer the following opportunities:


  • Clean the World: We are coordinating efforts to transport interested volunteers tomorrow,September 15th from 12:00 – 4:00pm to Clean the World to package hygiene kits. Sign up here: If you are interested in attending, please meet at Tars Plaza (Giant Flag Pole in front of Mills Lawn-Center of Campus) at 11:30 a.m.
  • What to do before you arrive: Complete and submit a liability waiver on their website by following this link ( Please do not print the waiver.
  • What to wear: Closed-toe shoes arerequired and comfortable clothing is recommended (their volunteer space is not climate controlled).
  • What to bring: A refillable water-bottle (we will have water available, and ask that you bring your own water-bottles to limit the amount of waste from paper cups). Please also consider bringing your own latex-free gloves (if you have them) to reduce our operational costs.
  • Age requirement: Kids must be at least 8 years old to participate.
  • Urban Farm Workday: On Saturday, September 16th from 9:30am – 12pm, the group will be cleaning out the beds, adding new compost, and mulching the pathways. The meeting location is behind Elizabeth Hall by the lake at the urban farm. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes and bring water!
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteers: Clickhere for more information on volunteering with the Food Bank over the weekend and into next week. They will need support in sorting all their incoming donations and distributing the items to those in need.


  • Orlo Vista Elementary Donations: Many families in this community lost their homes and possessions due to flooding. They are in need of children’s clothing and children’s shoes (new or gently used), as well as new underwear, socks, personal hygiene items, and non-perishable food. Items can be dropped off at Lancaster Elementary (6700 Sheryl Ann Dr, Orlando, FL 32809) starting September 15 – September 22.
  • OneBlood: Blood donations are always in high demand during times of crisis. Specifically, OneBlood has a shortage of O negative and platelets. Many of their sites are back up and running. Donors can find an open center and sign up for blood donation times here:
  • Food Donations:
    • Second Harvest Food Bank:Non-perishable food and cleaning supplies can be dropped off at their locations. Visit their site for specific drop-off times and items in need.
    • Seminole County Public School Food Pantries: Donate your unused hurricane non-perishables to local school pantries in need. For more information, including phone contact and schools with pantries, click here.
  • Monetary Support: Many organizations in the Central Florida community are requesting additional monetary support to help with hurricane clean-up efforts. Always do your own research before donating, but a few organizations accepting donations include:
    • Second Harvest Food BankClick here to donate now - for every $10 contributed, they can provide up to $90 worth of groceries for struggling families, seniors, kids, veterans, and others.  
    • Habitat for Humanity: Click hereto donate now to support the rebuilding of homes destroyed by the hurricane.
    • ASPCA: Click here to donate to support the many animals who were evacuated during the hurricane.

As more information and resources become available, we will continue to provide the campus community with information. Keep an eye on the CLCE Facebook page as well as your email for upcoming opportunities. Always remember that you can create your own good in the community simply by supporting your neighbors, local businesses, and friends in this time of recovery! #RollinsLifeRollinsLove #LifeisforService

An Engaged Campus

“An engaged campus is one that is consciously committed to reinvigorating the democratic spirit and community engagement in all aspects of its campus life: students, faculty, staff and the institution itself. The engaged campus recognizes that knowledge cannot be separated from the purposes to which it is directed. The engaged campus is not just located within a community, it is intimately connected to the public purposes and aspirations of community life itself. The engaged campus is unable to separate its unique responsibility for the development of knowledge, from the role of knowledge in a democratic society to form the basis for social progress and human equality.”
— Campus Compact

Mission Statement
CLCE inspires action and cultivates positive social change through leadership development and community engagement.
Vision Statement
A community committed to educating and empowering global citizens, responsible leaders, and lifelong learners.