Our Mission
& Strategic Goals

We are committed to recognizing, responding to, and condemning all forms of discrimination and harassment whenever and wherever we see it by addressing systemic barriers of injustice, exclusion, and oppression.

Through ethical community partnerships and critical pedagogies, we empower students and faculty to transform the structures that perpetuate oppression locally and globally.

We advance critical hope in a belief that an equitable, inclusive, and just society is possible.

Strategic Goals

Intentional Collaboration

We will create a community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to advancing social change by serving as the convener of campus, community, and higher education networks.

Broad Student Reach

We will further the university’s mission to produce graduates who make distinctive impact upon the world by developing partnerships and resources that increase the CCL’s capacity to serve Rice undergraduates.

Civic Campus

We will work to embed the civic into the identity of the Rice campus by reframing current activities through the lens of civic leadership and creating new spaces, both conceptual and physical, for civic identity to develop.

Sustainable Infrastructure

We will strengthen our infrastructure to provide an academically grounded, community-engaged curriculum to Rice undergraduates, support faculty-engaged teaching and research, and sustain high-impact community partnerships.


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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