Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement at KSU
In addition to our commitment on-campus and in our local community, Kennesaw State University is a national leader in civic learning and democratic engagement. KSU was selected in 2012 by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the leading organization for student affairs administrators in higher education worldwide, as a founding lead institution in an exciting new network focused on making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college experience. KSU was among the first 25 institutions selected from across the country, and the network quickly expanded to 50 institutions during the first year. Into the second year of the program, the network expanded to 73 schools, with KSU serving as the sole institution in Georgia included in this national initiative.
In addition to NASPA’s CLDE initiative, KSU was also a founding member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) American Democracy Project (ADP), founded in 2003. KSU ADP sponsors numerous great programs, like Constitution Week and the Pathways to Peace Lecture Series. The Office of the Dean of Students collaborates closely with Academic Affairs, where ADP is housed. Click here for more information.
As part of KSU’s effort to assess the level of civic engagement of our students, we also participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), sponsored by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University. Click here for more information.
For KSU's most recently available NSLVE report, click here.
For KSU's 2014 mideterm NSLVE report, click here.
For SPSU's 2012 NSLVE report, click here.
Locally KSU partners with various nonpartisan groups to help educate our community about the importance of active engagement in the democratic process. Two long-standing partners are the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration and the League of Women Voters.
If you are interesting in getting more involved with these efforts or hosting a voter registration drive on campus, contact the Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Democracy Wall click here.Kennesaw State University Constitution Week 2017
Kennesaw State University Constitution Week 2016
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Polictical Science Club Student Debate
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