Walk 2 Vote: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement

In 1971, the United States of America ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution granting the right to vote to 18-20-year-olds. The 26th Amendment was the fastest to be ratified in U.S. history yet young people consistently comprise the smallest active voting bloc. At institutions such as the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) engaging students in […]


Is Your Campus ALL IN?

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 21, 2016

Research suggests that while college students are passionate about social issues and eager to be a part of something larger than themselves, that passion too often does not translate to voting. AASCU member campuses take seriously their commitment – as expressed through our American Democracy Project – to prepare students to be informed, engaged citizens […]


#CLDE16 in Review

Posted in #CLDE16, TDC Blog, TDC Partners & Friends on Jul 18, 2016

Our recent 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Highlights of our time together: By The Numbers 515 participants, representing 156 […]


RSVP Now for Summer TDC/ADP Engage the Election 2016 Webinars

We’re excited to announce our 5th and 6th ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinars powered by icitizen. These webinars are open to faculty, staff, students and friends.     Webinar 5:  Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Please join us for a webinar on Student […]


Student Engagement at #CLDE16

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on May 31, 2016

The CLDE 2016 meeting will kick off, leading to three days of meaningful conversations, networking opportunities, and other engaging and empowering events. We, the student interns, are excited to welcome all of you to Indianapolis and start talking about civic and democratic engagement. To help your conference experience run smoother, we have put together a […]


#CLDE16: Politically Speaking, Indy Edition Plenary

Politically Speaking, Indianapolis Edition: Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights in Indiana Friday, June 3, 2016 | 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. In February 2016, the Indiana state senate gave up on an attempt to pass compromise legislation expanding protections for LGBT persons in state law. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Travis Holdman, said that there simply […]


#CLDE16: Don’t Miss our Political Engagement Pre-Con!

The 2016 presidential election cycle has thus far been one of the most polarizing and captivating in recent memory, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Meanwhile, a rising tide of emergent research, tools and civic technologies is redefining the way campuses are able to understand their students and provide them with […]


#CLDE16 | CLOSING PLENARY: Fostering Campus Climates for Political Learning & Engagement

CLOSING PLENARY:  Fostering Campus Climates for Political Learning & Engagement Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Democratic learning is not just an issue for the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle; campuses have a responsibility to support a robust campus climate for nonpartisan political learning and engagement in our democracy 365 days […]


May 13 Deadline for NSLVE and Voter-Friendly Campus Designation

Campus Vote Project and NASPA are recruiting administrators to sign up to have their college designated as a Voter Friendly Campus. This program helps institutions develop a plan that will engage students, faculty, and administrators in civic and electoral engagement. After colleges and universities execute their plan to help students register and vote in the […]


#CLDE16 | Key Features

Posted in #CLDE16 on May 6, 2016

Note: The group hotel rate expires on Tuesday, May 10th, but rooms are filling up — book your room online here! Our 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by AASCU’s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and NASPA (#CLDE16) is fast approaching from June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Register here. Attended by presidents, provosts, faculty, staff and […]