» About Civic Engagement Initiatives

Civic Engagement Initiatives inspires students to see themselves as part of the larger social fabric 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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Voter Friendly Campus - Chapman University is one of the first eighty-three campuses to earn Voter Friendly Campus designation through NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Campus Vote Project (CVP). In order to receive designation, campuses had to design, implement, and assess a plan for voter registration, voter education, ballot access, and voter turnout. The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus.

NASPA Lead Institution - Since 2012, Chapman University has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. The University was been named one of the 70 colleges and universities in the nation as an inaugural 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 has assumed greater leadership roles with by serving as a Lead Consulting Institution (LCI) and Lead Advising Institution (LAI).  When a Lead Consulting Institution, Civic Engagement Initiatives staff served as mentors and a resource for other Lead Institutions.  While Chapman is currently a Lead Advising Institution, Civic Engagement Initiatives staff assist NASPA staff in creating and executing strategy, programming, and content for the initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement.

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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