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Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Find your place in working toward social change with the Civic Engagement Certificate Program  

The past six months have brought us the many challenges associated with COVID as well as a groundswell in racial justice movements. The next few months will bring an election and potential transition of power.  The Civic Engagement Certificate Program provides a forum for students to consider these world events and find their place in making a difference.

The program gives students the skills and experiences necessary to become civic leaders, while learning about how communities come together and support one another. Through hands-on community engagement and classroom learning, students gain a deeper understanding of communities and are supported in endeavors to achieve positive social change. The two-year program builds on these engagement opportunities by culminating in a capstone project in collaboration with a local organization.

The Certificate is a partnership between CCE and SESP, but is open to students from any school or major.  All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply.

An info session was offered via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th, the recording is posted here.

Contact Nathan Frideres ( or Gus Haffner ( with questions.