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Common Good Conversations

This year, the Madison Center will facilitate a variety of Common Good Conversations that address pressing issues related to our democracy and the common good. Learn More

Constitution Day

The Madison Center leads JMU’s Constitution Day programming across the university. Join us this year for our Constitution Day Lecture with Dr. Laura Edwards of Princeton University! Learn More

Governor's Fellows Program

The Governor’s Fellows Program is a prestigious opportunity for rising seniors and recent graduates to get a firsthand look at the executive branch in action. Since 1982, fellows have worked alongside the Governor’s Cabinet and staff, learning about state government and assisting in essential work for the Commonwealth.

Applications are open for the 2023 Governor’s Fellows Program. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 5th.  More information is included on this webpage

Woodson Martin Immigration & Democracy Initiative

Through our Woodson Martin Democracy Fellow, and two undergraduate fellows, this work is dedicated to advancing the common good within themes related to immigration and refugee work. We educate the campus and broader Harrisonburg/Rockingham communities on immigration issues, help remove barriers to deeper democratic engagement, and collaborate with the local immigrant and refugee communities on civic learning and democratic engagement opportunities. Learn More

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