American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project:
Civic Engagement for Citizens in the 21st Century


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History and Purpose

The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement (ADP) is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in civic life. This project is sponsored by AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) in collaboration with The New York Times, and provides opportunities for participating campuses to engage in activities and projects designed to increase the number of undergraduate students committed to meaningful civic actions. The projects are self directed and reflect each campus' unique perspectives. The network is made up of about 150 member institutions including St. Cloud State University. The University community is encouraged to participate in the planning, creation and implementation of the ADP at SCSU.

Civic Engagement: includes those activities which promote active participation in our local and global communities. Through such activities individuals and institutions dedicate themselves to meeting social needs and to upholding their rights and duties as citizens. These activities may include service-learning, community based learning, volunteerism and political activism.

St. Cloud State University is committed to the ideals of equity, diversity and civic engagement. Our association with this national effort will allow us to provide a wonderful learning opportunity for our students.” - Provost Michael Spitzer

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