Campus Profile #6: Miami University Hamilton Campus
Miami University’s regional campus in Hamilton, Ohio provides diverse civic opportunities for students, geared toward preparing them for life outside college and connecting them to the Butler County community. The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) trains student volunteers who do voter registration drives at least once a week until the registration deadline. Students hand out sample ballots and encourage students check their registration status on laptops. The CCE then delivers all local registration forms to the Butler County Board of Elections.
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In fact, I think it was exciting and amazingly fulfilling. Not only did I survive…I thrived both personally and professionally. Here is my top ten list on how to add value and survive during your first two years on the job in student affairs.
Service for the Sake of Service
By all accounts, Marymount is providing students with ample opportunity and encouragement to become engaged, global citizens with both hearts and minds of service. We have achieved our mission; we can go home each night satisfied at a job well done- right? While creating a culture of service and modeling this behavior for our students is commendable, is it enough to meet our goals? Do weekly volunteer programs and annual opportunities for service provide a platform in which students understand their responsibility for creating positive change and their influence in affecting true social justice?
Maintaining Motivation through the Muck and Mire of the Small College Ecosystem
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Walk 2 Vote: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement
In 1971, the United States of America ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution granting the right to vote to 18-20-year-olds. The 26th Amendment was the fastest to be ratified in U.S. history yet young people consistently comprise the smallest active voting bloc. At institutions such as the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) engaging students in politics including voter registration and turnout can be especially difficult because although it is a four-year, public university it is considered a commuter institution, with more than 14,000 primarily undergraduate students and one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. UHD is recognized as a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) which have historically low voting populations. Student leaders from UHD’s student government association have decided to take things into their own hands through a civic engagement initiative called “Walk 2 Vote.”
Democracy & Power Civic Engagement Training Program
This year Loyola University New Orleans was proud to partner with the Open Democracy Project to present the Democracy and Power Civic Engagement training. During this interactive training facilitated by Mr. Trupania Bonner, Founder of Crescent City Media Group and Project Coordinator for Open Democracy Project, students gained more in-depth knowledge about community advocacy and the electoral process. The training involves four main components: Census, Reappointment, Redistricting, and the Elections Cycl