Ethos Matters: Inspiring Students as Democracy’s Co-Creators

Ethos Matters: Inspiring Students as Democracy’s Co-Creators Originally posted by the American Democracy Project on September 29, 2016, By David Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Civic Ethos: The infusion of democratic values into the customs and habits of everyday practices, structures, and interactions; the defining character of the institution and those in it that emphasizes open-mindedness, civility, the worth of each person, ethical behaviors, and[…]


Engage the Election Webinar: Is Your Campus ALL IN?

As part of our ADP/TDC 2016 Engage the Election initiative, we’re partnering with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to bring you a webinar focused on this national, nonpartisan initiative focused on recognizing campuses that are increasing democratic engagement and student voting. Over 45 ADP and 12 TDC campuses are already signed up — this webinar is for campuses considering participating as well as campuses that are already ALL IN and want to know more about next steps.[…]

Pew’s Voting Information Project (VIP)

Pew’s Voting Information Project (VIP): Delivering Non-Partisan Voting Information in 2016 What’s the first thing you do when you realize there’s an election coming?  If you’re like most people, you probably open a search engine and search “where’s my polling place?” or “what’s on my ballot?”  To make sure you can find this information and trust what you find, The Pew Charitable Trusts partnered with election officials and Google in 2008 to create the Voting Information Project (VIP) to give[…]

Engage the Election Summer 2016 Webinars: Recording & RSVP

Engage the Election Summer 2016 Webinars: Recording & RSVP RECORDING AVAILABLE Webinar #5 | Walk2Vote: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement | Thursday, July 28, 2016 Walk2Vote ( is a student led, student executed, non-partisan political engagement program created by students from the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas). It has grown from a local/campus-based initiative to what is now a national movement. We discussed how to host a Walk 2 Vote campaign on your campus. Speaker: John Locke,[…]