Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership, Engagement and Service

Live honorably. Lead boldly. Learn endlessly. Laugh liberally. 

Your time at Agnes Scott is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the Center for Leadership, Engagement, and Service (CLES) wants to support you in making the most of your experience. We offer a myriad of social, cultural, and educational organizations that foster a vibrant and engaged campus life. We also create opportunities to reinforce and complement your classroom experience. Whether you're leading an organization, planning a social event, or exploring the metro Atlanta area, we're here for you!

Find Your Place

If you don't see it, create it! A vibrant social life includes connecting with your peers, exploring new places, and adopting new hobbies. We offer 60+ organizations, outdoor excursions and a multitude of student activities. You belong at Agnes Scott College!

Immerse yourself in endless possibilities of social, cultural, religious, political and wellness experiences. Connect with the greater community through engagement projects and events that promote an understanding of yourself, people around you, and the world.

Find A Club 

Your journey begins here! We are excited to welcome you to the Scottiehood and help you find your place in our community. Legacy: New Student Orientation is a signature Summit program that provides you with resources to successfully transition into the college experience. Legacy Leaders create and facilitate your introduction to Agnes Scott and the Scottiehood. You may very well find your Scottie squad here! 


Agnes Scott College has a rich history in its symbolism and rights of passage. Students celebrate time-honored traditions such as Sophomore Ring Ceremony, Black Cat Week, Founder’s Day, and AgnesPalooza.

Discover Our Traditions 

Ignite Your Passion

Welcome to the Scottiehood! The moment you arrive on campus, you will find yourself inspired to engage in the intellectual and social challenges of our times. Your passion is a necessary ingredient for engagement and success. Don’t hesitate to innovate!

The Student Government Association, advised by the Center for Leadership, Engagement, and Service is the primary governing body on-campus. The SGA represents the needs and concerns of the student body while fostering an inclusive campus community for all students.
If you don't find a fit in one of our more than 60 organizations, you can start one yourself! Follow a few simple steps: submit a letter of intent, meet with Daisy Astudillo, Coordinator for Student Engagement, select an adviser, recruit members, and create a constitution for approval of your organization’s charter! The SGA and IOC jointly approve the charters of all new student organizations. 
Agnes Scott's Programming Board is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. The board creates and facilitates diverse events that support a vibrant social life for all Scotties!

Stay and Go

Explore the possibilities! The CLES is dedicated to providing Scotties with safe spaces and access to transportation. Whether you want to enjoy an outing with your fellow Scotties or have lunch with your classmates, our team will provide a place you can always call home!

The heart and hub of campus, the Alston Campus Center is home to many important places and spaces from The Hub to Mollie's Grille, The Black Cat Café, and several dining areas and lounges. You will also find the information desk, workout room, Cyber Café, USPS Post Office, Amazon Locker (Estrela), and various event venues here!
Explore Downtown Decatur and the city of Atlanta! The Scottie Shuttle Offers FREE transportation to all Scotties and operates on a weekly basis. Make sure to follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information about what’s going on in the dynamic community we call home to Agnes Scott College.

Contact Us

For questions about any of the Center for Leadership, Engagement, and Service's programming and operations, please contact

Meet the Staff

Daisy Astudillo

Coordinator for Student Engagement


Phone: 404.471.5398

Location: Alston Campus Center 219

Iva Stewart-Barre

Coordinator for Student Involvement


Phone: 404.471.5140

Location: Alston Center 201

Peyton Capehart

Coordinator for Leadership Development


Phone: 404.471.5470

Location: Alston Center 204

LeAnna Rensi Casey

Director for the Center for Leadership, Engagement and Service


Phone: 404.471.6536

Location: Alston Center 218

Blayne McDonald

Assistant Director of Service Learning and External Engagement


Phone: 404.471.6639

Location: Alston Center 217

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