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Civic Engagement Initiatives

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The Department of Civic Engagement provides opportunities for students to develops civic knowledge and participate in democrate engagement in a healthy democracy through opportunities for civic dialogue and direct engagement with local issues, both on- and off-campus. Through initiatives such as Speaking of Democracy, Days of Service, Civic Action Parties, and Town Hall Meetings, students gain confidence in their personal capabilities and gain awareness of the positive impact they have on the community. Review our initiatives throught the listings below and using the navigation bar to the left. We look forward to seeing you at one of our programs!

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Get Involved - Days of Service

Make a difference in your community! Participate in the César Chávez Day of Service or Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - these volunteer opportunities are open to students.

About Days of Service 

 
 

 

Civic Engagement Events

 

Resources for Talking About Democracy

At CSUSM, we are committed to developing student knowledge and skills to engage in a healthy democracy through opportunities for civic dialogue and direct engagement with local issues, both on and off-campus. 

Discussion Resources

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Civic Action Plan

On March 1, 2016, President Karen S. Haynes signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors.
Signing the statement signifies CSUSM's recommitment to the values of civic engagement and action in service to the public good.

Review the Civic Action Plan