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Civic Engagement Academy


What is the Civic Engagement Academy?

Beginning in 2019, This semester long academy is designed to grow your civic engagement knowledge, skills, values, and actions through a series of workshops and programs, now in hybrid virtual/in-person format!

For an entire semester, you can build connections with other civically-minded students from across campus while learning more about your role as an engaged community member.

Whether you feel a little lost in the current political climate or want to run for office someday, the CEA is designed to grow you personally and professionally where you are.

Stay tuned for the Spring 2022 application!


Examples of Prior Academy Sessions:

Dialogue Across Difference: Structured dialogue around our political identities, issues that are important to you, and understanding the experiences of others.

News & Media Literacy: An interactive workshop with UNCG Libraries that encourages critical thinking, civil discourse, and information literacy.

US Democracy & Elections: A session designed for participants to learn more about the democratic system we participate in by getting the scoop on who represents you and how. This workshop will also offer an overview of elections and voting.

City Council & Local Government: We’ll attend a Greensboro City Council meeting to see governance in action.

Community Organizing Panel: Participants will engage in discussion with a panel about the various ways that students can be active in organizing within their community. 

More about the CEA

  • This is completely FREE for UNCG students
  • Students of any year are encouraged to apply
  • This program counts towards Silver level leadership challenge professional development hours
  • Students must attend all CEA programs to graduate from the academy



If you have questions about the Civic Engagement Academy please contact Ashley Billie at arbillie(at)uncg.edu.