Mission & Civic Practices


The Center for Civic Leadership seeks to foster civic leadership through integrated curricular and experiential learning opportunities that enable students to understand the complexity of social issues, their roles as active members of society, and the mechanisms for achieving equitable and inclusive communities.

Civic Practices

Advocacy and activism: Educating and mobilizing self, peers, and community members to speak out and take action on social issues.

Civic research and design: Participating in inquiry based processes that incorporate methodology and theory for a rigorous study to understand and influence social issues.

Service: Working with community partners to build capacity and/or address immediate needs within a sustainable framework informed by community assets and perspectives.

Philanthropy: Directing resources, effectively and ethically, to address social issues

Policy and governance: Exercising institutional processes and practices to leverage opportunities for enhancing public welfare and equity.