W.O. Farber Center for Civic LeadershipCenter/Institute
At the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, we prepare students for a lifetime of leadership as citizens of the community, state, nation and world.
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.
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.