Engaging Students in Service Outside Office Hours
It’s 2AM and a student needs access to the volunteer opportunities in New York City for New York University (NYU) students or upcoming opportunities that are open to students. Having been unable to attend the recent Service Fair, they realize they don’t have immediate access to this information.
What should they do?
“Register to vote! Unless you’re from North Dakota”: Four Steps to Encourage Voter Engagement
When you think “North Dakota”, what comes to mind? Cold winters, perhaps? Oil out west? The movie, Fargo? Maybe more recently, Carson Wentz? One thing you may not know when it comes to our state of less than 750,000 people, is North Dakota is the only state where you do not need to register to vote.
Poetry: Writing a Space for Democratic Engagement
In Asphodel, That Greeny Flower, poet William Carlos Williams wrote that “it is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.” Poetry is not often referenced as a resource to mine for paving a path toward democratic engagement. It often does not contain the results of quantitative surveys representative of the intended populations, the results of national polls illuminating public thought on public issues or the specific measures one might take for advancing public policy. Its attempts to distill the ineffable are often not as apparent as news headlines.
2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting Student Intern Opportunity
Our 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE17) Meeting is a conference that will take place in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017. The conference is a convening of higher education students, faculty, administrators, and civic engagement partners designed to build a movement of civic learning and democratic engagement across our colleges and universities. In order to encourage student participation in the CLDE17 meeting, the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and the NASPA Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee. Applications are due Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Activating the Student Vote: How OSU does Civic Engagement and Election Resources
With the November 2016 Presidential Election right around the corner, college students from around the country have ample opportunities to be civically engaged on their campuses. From registering to vote to debate watch events, it is important that college students are participating in activities that empower them to be active citizens within their communities.
Campus Profile #13: Miami Dade College
Toward the beginning of each fall semester, Miami-Dade College (MDC) holds a huge rally for National Voter Registration Day at one of their campuses. Thousands turned out to recent rallies with students from all eight of the MDC campuses in attendance. Grant funding enabled MDC to bus students into the rally who didn’t have transportation. To increase excitement around the event, MDC brings in celebrities and local elected officials. MDC takes advantage of this excitement and uses it as an opportunity to get unregistered students to register that day. Officials from the local board of elections conduct on-site voter registration at the rallies.