Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in Civic Leadership is a pathway through undergraduate civic development that facilitates your experiential and academic learning. It willā€¦

  • Show on your transcript after completion,
  • Bring intentionality, scaffolding, and advising support to your civic journey,
  • And it represents that you have developed core competencies preparing you to exercise leadership as an active citizen post-graduation.

CCL Programs:

šŸ”³One Learn LevelĀ 

(ASB, HPC, Civic Immersion/Owlets, America Reads)

šŸ”³One Act LevelĀ 

(Leadership of ASB, CI/CO, or HART, Loewenstern, LRME, Rich Family Endowment)

Elective Courses:

šŸ”³One Leadership CourseĀ 

(LEAD 340, 260, 102, etc.)

šŸ”³One Social Issue CourseĀ 

All approved elective courses can be found here.

Final Pieces:

šŸ”³Capstone (UNIV 402 & 403 - an independent community-based project you design and implement alongside a community partner)

šŸ”³Certificate Portfolio (a collection of your civic work, culminating in final reflection essays)

Timeline :

  • Capstone projects may be completed either Junior or Senior year after completion of most, if not all, program and elective requirements. Note: One Act Level program is absolutely required as a pre-requisite to Capstone.
  • Must declare intent to pursue certificate in the spring semester prior to starting the Capstone course (submit intent to complete form on InfoReady).
  • Formal application to the certificate program due in May prior to the start of Capstone in August.

Questions? Contact Veronica Reyna,Ā vr33@rice.edu.


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Center for Civic Leadership
Rice Memorial Center, Room 208
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


Phone: 713-348-2223
Fax: 713-348-5885
Email: ccl@rice.edu


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