Center for Student Engagement and Leadership


The Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL) is dedicated to cultivating citizens of character and integrity by offering purposeful opportunities and resources that complement the academic experience. By participating in programs and services, students are challenged to explore their leadership potential through student centered programming, service and experiential opportunities. Our programs and activities support Student Affairs’ mission of enhancing the learning, educational growth, and development of students.

Campus Activities Board Campus Ministries | Greek Life/ Pan Hellenic Council 

|Mister and Miss JSU | Parent & Family Association

 Spirit Team | Student Government Association  | Student Leadership Program | 

|Student Organizations

                       The Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL) serves as a bridge between student-led learning communities officially sponsored public lectures, student and faculty co-sponsored activities, leadership development and personal growth. CSEL is funded in part by a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Center serves two important functions on campus:

The first is to nurture and support first year students at Jackson State University by providing resources, coordinating learning communities, and leadership training; and

The second is to engage the community in a critical, self-reflective dialogue in an unending effort to build the skills of community involvement.

CSEL provides additional support in the Division of Student Affairs by performing the following tasks and activities:

  • Provide students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni with information designed to define and enhance the Core Values of the University, and;
  • Assist with the development of a comprehensive student development plan. 

CSEL services include: leadership development, peer mentoring, cultural enrichment trips, coordinating Welcome Week activities, assisting in new student orientation, Student Leadership Institute, Blue Key Honor Society, Emerging Leaders Leadership Summit, Thurgood Marshall Leadership Conference, and CEO Series.

Events and Activities
The CSEL offers to students cultural enrichment trips to museums, the theatre, and the opera. These events offer students the opportunity to embark on a cultural enrichment experience that will awaken students to different forms of entertainment, arts, drama, and the human experience. Please visit our office for participation in these activities.