»About Civic Engagement Initiatives

Civic Engagement Initiatives inspires students to see themselves as part of the larger social fabricc and to be informed and active citizens in our local, national, and global communities.  CEI creates experiences wherein students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation they need for responsible engagement in our diverse society.

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August, 2013 - Chapman University has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. The University has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

In addition to participating in the larger project, Chapman University will take a leadership role with NASPA and serve as a Lead Consulting Institution (LCIs).  LCIs will act as mentors, supports, and resources for other Lead Institutions.  Consulting institutions will be called upon for their expertise and will serve as leaders in helping NASPA staff create and execute strategy, programming, and content for the initiative moving forward. For their work, LCIs will receive tailored and unique professional development experiences, publication and writing opportunities, and the chance to influence the ways in which student affairs contributes to the civic learning and democratic engagement field.  As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, Chapman University will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities, and democratic participation. 

To learn more about NASPA’s Lead Initiative and view a complete listing of participating institutions, please visit the NASPA website.

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