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Engagement for the Public Good Conference

SAVE THE DATE: November 7-9, 2018
JMU is pleased to present Engagement for the Public Good – a conference for faculty, administrators, engagement professionals, students, and community members. Collaborate with peers to share strategies, research, and best practices relating to civic learning and partnering with communities on and off campus. Join us at the brand-new Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center for exciting keynote speakers, multiple learning tracks, and abundant networking opportunities.
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JMU Student Engagement Mini Grants Awarded

The mini-grants expand student access to lead an engagement activity. See list of 2017-18 recipients and read more...

JMU Partners with AASCU's American Democracy Project

Over the course of two years, 12 AASCU campuses will test tools with which to assess campus climates for political learning and engagement. Read more...

JMU Awarded Bronze Seal

from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for having a student voting rate above 50%.


JMU Nursing and Social Work Recognized

The departments were selected by AAC&U for their model of integrating civic responsibility by design into the majors. Read more...

JMU Receives the Campus Compact Campus in Action Badge

Congratulations to all who contributed to the JMU Civic Action Plan! Visit Campus Compact for more information on action plans.

Campus Compact Chapter for Virginia to be Housed at JMU

Rollin Johnson has accepted the post as the director of the new Campus Compact chapter for Virginia, which will be housed at JMU. Read more...

Governor’s Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement

JMU President Jon Alger and Student Government Association President Jewel Hurt will both be representing JMU as members of the Task Force. Read more...

JMU Receives the AASCU Excellence and Innovation Award for Civic Learning and Community Engagement

The James Madison Civic Engagement Initiative was selected.

Engagement Advisory Group Annual Report

This summary report presents the EAG’s key accomplishments for the 2016-2017 year and lays out some of the important objectives for 2017-2018. View the report.

JMU Designated Voter Friendly Campus

JMU is part of a select group of campuses from around the country that participated in the inaugural class and received the designation. Read more...

Engagement News
JMU in the News

JMU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumns are regularly in the news. Explore articles here.

JMU Faculty Guest Post for ADP

Meg Mulrooney, Associate Vice Provost for University Programs and Professor of History, was featured in AASCU's Campus Spotlight for AASCU's American Democracy Project. Read more...

Peer Review: Civic Learning for All Students

Article by three JMU faculty published in AAC&U's Peer Review magazine.


James Madison Center for Civic Engagement

Abe Goldberg has started at JMU as the Executive Director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement.

JMU Included in Model for Service Programs

A nationwide program to encourage service years at nonprofits as an alternative to military service should use Virginia as a model, writes the Indiana-based Lumina Foundation.

JMU Top Volunteer Producer for Peace Corps’ 

James Madison University ranked No. 17 among large schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Read more...

JMU School of Nursing Engagement Highlights

The JMU School of Nursing highlights engagement while recruiting.

Watch the video here.

On Being an Engaged and Enlightened Citizen

How do we make sure our college graduates are engaged and enlightened citizens? Listen in as President Alger discusses JMU's approach.

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