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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


June 4, 2015

Urban Immersion Application Deadline

June 7, 2015

Fellowship Declaration Deadline

Sept. 22, 2015

Watson Deadline

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Rice recognized with civic engagement award in Washington

Rice University is one of five universities honored with a 2014 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award Sept. 29 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Details... »

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The mission of the Center for Civic Leadership is to foster engaged citizenship through integrated curricular and experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities help students develop the capacity to exercise civic leadership by better understanding themselves, their responsibilities as citizens, the complexity of social issues, and the mechanisms for creating sustainable change in Houston and communities beyond.

The Center for Civic Leadership will be recognized as a model for creating mutually beneficial university-community partnerships that promote positive, sustainable change. Our students and graduates will engage the world confidently and courageously, poised to take action on the challenges they deem most important based on their values, and they will exercise leadership as compassionate, critical thinking citizens whose engagement in communities reflects a dynamic process that continues throughout their lives. 


Now Accepting Urban Immersion Applications! 

How to Apply: You will need to complete an application that asks for basic biographical information and responses to several short essays. You can download the file here, once you have completed the application save it and email it to Kelly Windham (kellywindham@rice.edu). All applicants will be notified of their status in the program on June 10th. 

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015, 5 pm

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kelly Windham (kellywindham@rice.edu)


Cortez honored with Powell Commencement Award for Leadership

May 16, 2015

For as long as he can remember, Daniel Cortez has been interested in public service. This weekend, he was honored with the 2015 Gen. Colin Powell Commencement Award for Leadership.


Two Rice University students awarded Watson Fellowships

March 27, 2015

Two seniors from Rice University have been awarded a 2015 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. This highly competitive award will provide $30,000 each to Zach Bielak and Lydia Smith for a year of international travel to do research projects after they graduate from Rice. 


Rice senior named Luce Scholar

March 19, 2015

Lovett College senior Nick Thorpe is one of 18 Luce Scholars for 2015-2016. He was nominated by Rice and chosen for the nationally competitive fellowship program from 156 nominees who have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability and potential for professional accomplishments.

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