Dr. Jeffrey Langstraat, Professor of Sociology and Civic Engagement Coordinator
At CCAC, Civic Engagement is not limited to political participation. The college has a general definition of Civic Engagement:
Any activity that encourages students to become active citizens involved on their campus/center, in their communities, or in the wider world, is considered civic engagement.
The College also has a civic purpose. CCAC's civic purpose is to cultivate a sense of community by:
- Promoting intentional service activities for students, staff, and community
- Bringing awareness of the issues associated with social justice and their impact on democracy
- Helping students develop civil literacy as well as self-awareness as global citizens
- Providing students the necessary resources and civic education for them to better understand that their vote is their voice.
CCAC has been designated VOTER-FRIENDLY by the Campus Vote Project! The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process.
Vote: Make Your Voice Heard! Exercise your constitutional right to vote! #CCACVOTES.
January 2020 Democratic Engagement Plan learn more about the CCAC Civic Engagement commitment, goals, and activities.
Meet the CCAC Democracy Fellows
CCAC students Madysen Kelly and Sabrina Ukasik were selected by the Campus Vote Project to serve as Democracy Fellows.