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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Sept. 23, 2017

Trib Fest Austin

Sept. 25, 2017

Goldwater Info Session

Sept. 26, 2017

National Voter Registration Day

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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.

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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. 


Updates & Upcoming Events

*** APPLY NOW TO 2018 ASB TRIPS! ***

Civic Leadership Competencies: Reflection, Diversity of Communities and Cultures

The Rice University Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program empowers Rice students to engage with new communities through direct service work; gain awareness and in-depth education around one social justice issue; and learn about the value of the reflection process and connecting with others on a deeper level.

Dates Held: Weekly meetings held November - April with immersion trip occuring March 10 - March 18, 2017

Deadline: Applications are due by 10/5 at 11:59pm.

Informational Fair: September 28th, 8:30pm, Grand Hall.

Contact: Morgan Kinney

(mbk3@rice.edu / 713.348.4327)

R-Hat Volunteers 

Become an R-HAT volunteer. R-HAT is working with community partners who are seeking volunteers beginning today through Sept. 24 (Best Friends Animal Society at NRGBaker Ripley Shelter at NRGKipp Schools Supply DistributionUndies for Everyone). Please note there is a required volunteer training workshop—if you register to volunteer, register for one of the four workshops here.






Spring 2017 CCL Newsletter
Jan. 11, 2017

Read our highlights of Fall 2016 here. 

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Outreach Day 2016
Aug. 30, 2016

Over 200 students participated in this year's Outreach Day, which focused on refugee resettlement in Houston.

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Summer 2016 Newsletter
July 31, 2016

The summer issue of the CCL newsletter is here.

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