Preparing engaged, active and responsible citizens.

For SPIA, civic engagement

  • Is the process of becoming aware of and committed to taking the steps needed to bring about community improvement. 

  • Consists of individual and collective action aimed at solving problems and building stronger communities at the local, national, and international levels. 

  • Involves collaboration in dialogue, deliberation, and decision-making with the goal of promoting civic skills and addressing public problems. 

Civic engagement requires

I am part of a larger community.
Civic engagement involves recogniton of ech individual's connection to, responsiblity for, and ability to improve local, national, and international communities.
I will be an agent of change.
Civic engagement involves commitment to action that increases the quality of community life both at home and abroad.
I will join with others.
Civic engagement involves collaboration among individuals, the university, and wider communities to address issues of public concern.
I will motivate.
Civic engagement involves leadership in engaging others to promote stronger communities.
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