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W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership
Department of Political Science 
Dakota Hall 
414 E. Clark St. 
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


College Dean

Cultivating Civic Leaders 

The center is housed in the Department of Political Science and offers a minor in civic leadership studies. Whether you’re interested in pursuing politics, becoming a lawyer, leading a nonprofit or advocating for a cause, you’ll learn the leadership and communication skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

In addition to civic leadership studies coursework, we also host major conferences and speakers on civic leadership, help public and non-profit organizations resolve difficult problems and provide community outreach through internships and service projects. Civic leadership studies students are eligible for internship and travel assistance from the Farber Fund endowment.

Our Partners

USD Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science houses the W.O. Farber Center, directs the civic leadership minor and manages the center's activities.

American Legion Auxiliary

The W.O Farber Center hosts the annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, a week of intensive training in citizenship and government held on USD's campus.

Farber Center Activities

In addition to managing the civic leadership studies minor, the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership holds periodic public forums, hosts the annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State on campus and the Legacy of Leadership awards.