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Civic Engagement

OLCE defines civic engagement as follows:

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

Ehrlich, T. (2000). Civic responsibility and higher education. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx.

Civic Engagement Programming:

Civic Engagement Academy:

Civic Engagement Academy began in 2019 and is a semester-long program designed to grow your civic engagement knowledge, skills, values, and actions through a series of workshops and programs. We are currently offering the Civic Engagement Academy in a hybrid in person/online format. Visit our Civic Engagement Academy site for more information. Stay tuned for our Spring 2022 application!

Become a Democracy Fellow:

Democracy Fellow is a paid OLCE position that works closely with staff to support civic engagement and voter education on campus. Democracy Fellows can expect to assist staff with voter registration drives, support at polling stations, and leading workshop on campus. Political science and similar majors are encouraged to apply. Stay tuned for our 2022-2023 application!

Request a Voter 101 workshop:

Fill out this form to request an interactive Voter 101 workshop led by our Democracy Fellows. This workshop is ideal for student organizations, classrooms, and smaller group sessions. Sessions typically last 1 hour and will require the use of personal devices and presentation software.